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Scottish Opera

#1: SOYC Artistic Director Jonathon Swinard

For the latest podcast Ali headed to the home of Scottish Opera in central Glasgow to talk to Jonathon Swinard, the new Artistic Director of the Scottish Opera Young Company (SOYC) ahead of their production of Gluck’s Orfeo & Euridice (see right) at the Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock. (Continued)

#3: Programme Editor, David Kettle

For the third of our series of podcasts with members of Scottish Opera we spoke to the Programme Editor, David Kettle about  his role and what it entails. He explains how he came to the job, the  approach to writing a programme, the balance required between  information and other articles and content, the collaboration required  with the rest of the company, and much more. (Continued…)

#5: Head of Props, Marian Colquhoun

For the fifth in our series of podcasts with members of Scottish Opera we  spoke to Marian Colquhoun, the Head of Props. If you have ever been to a  Scottish Opera performance, no matter the scale of the production,  you’ll know what an integral, important, and creative part the props  department have to play. (Continued…)

#7: Resident Stage Manager, John Duncan

For the seventh in our series of podcasts in conjunction with Scottish  Opera we spoke to John Duncan, the company’s Resident Stage Manager.  Over the course of the conversation he provides a fascinating insight  into a role which is vital to all theatre, but which rarely gets  discussed. (Continued…)

#9: Emerging Artist, Arthur Bruce

For the latest Scottish Opera podcast SWH! spoke to one of the company’s Emerging Artists, Arthur Bruce. The SO Emerging Artist programme is  now in its 10th year, and, as Arthur explains, it is hugely important  in developing and supporting all areas of opera, helping to ensure the  future remains bright. (Continued…)

#11: Associate Chorus Master, Susannah Wapshott

For the latest of our podcasts in collaboration with Scottish Opera we spoke to Associate Chorus Master and repetiteur, Susannah Wapshott.  Susannah joined the company in 2008, and there are few people better  placed to give an insight and overview as to the workings of Scottish Opera. (Continued…)

#2: Head of Music Derek Clark

For the second of our series of podcasts with members of Scottish Opera we  spoke to the Head of Music, Derek Clark about his role and what the job  entails. Derek talks about the how he came to the job, how it has  changed over the years, and how it is essential to Scottish Opera. (Continued)…

#4: Director of Education & Outreach, Jane Davidson

For the fourth of our series of podcasts with members of Scottish Opera we  spoke to Jane Davidson, their Director of Education & Outreach. She  explains what the job entails, the company’s education strategy, their  partnerships at home and abroad, the challenges faced in the role, how  they reach out to all areas of Scotland, and work with all age groups. (Continued…)

#6: Staff Director, Roxana Haines

For the sixth in our series of podcasts in conjunction with Scottish Opera Ali spoke to Staff Director, Roxana Haines.  It’s a fascinating and informative discussion with someone whose job  brings her into contact and collaboration with most areas of the  company. (Continued…)

#8: Music Librarian, Gordon Grant

For the eighth in our series of podcasts in conjunction with Scottish  Opera SWH! spoke to Gordon Grant, the company’s Music Librarian. What  unfolds is a fascinating insight into a role which few consider when  they think of opera but which, as you will hear, is a vital one. (Continued…)

#10: General Director, Alex Reedijk

For the latest of our podcasts in collaboration with Scottish Opera we  spoke to the company’s General Director Alex Reedijk, and it proved to  be a fascinating conversation – one which adds extra context to all the  other podcasts in the series. (Continued…)

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