Artists Afternoons & Recitals

LBO singers performing from their living rooms and balconies, bringing you their voices and their perspectives on music and art.


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Latin Heat, BONUS EPISODE

The last episode of the LATIN HEAT series is dedicated to Colombia! Get to know the beautiful and rich classical and folkloric music from Catalina Cuervo's country, Colombia. Watch for trios with live musicians!

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Cedric & Ash In the House, Episode 8

This final episode of Cedric & Ash in the house features Alan Chapman, Karen Benjamin Chapman, and the VonChaps! Cedric also teaches us how to make a spice rack for the kitchen.

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Covi Cabin Productions, Episode 8

In this final episode of Covi Cabin Productions, Suzan Hanson interviews long time LBO Artistic and General Director, Andreas Mitisek. The two discuss past productions they've worked on together, Andreas' process on how and why he chooses pieces, and how a collection of hats makes a challenging yet satisfying artistic life.

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Wilkowske or WON'Tkowske, Episode 8

In his final episode of Andy Wilkowske's web series, Wilkowske or WON'T-kowske, Andy has many guests in this "super-sized opera spectacular!" Guests include David Walton, tenor, Tess Altiveros, soprano, KrisAnne Weiss, mezzo-soprano, Jamie Chamberlin, soprano, Nathan Granner, tenor with speciality appearances from Andy’s son and daughter. Watch for fun power ballad medleys and opera/80s rock mash-ups!

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Latin Heat, Episode 8

Catalina talks about the background and works of composer Daniel Catán. "El amor en today sus formas." She sings selections from his operas Florencia en el Amazonas and Il Postino.

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Cedric & Ash In the House, Episode 7

Cedric & Ash chat with opera industry “disruptor” & LBO interim artistic advisor Yuval Sharon about his own opera company, The Industry, and past performances Cedric & Ash have done with Yuval. Additionally, Yuval talks about the opera he will direct with LBO in the 2021 season.

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Covi Cabin Productions, Episode 7

In this episode, Suzan Hanson Interviews soprano Jamie Chamberlain Granner about past performances and memories with LBO, including what is was like to audition for Andreas Mitisek for the first time, characters she’s played and how to incorporate that into overall character building.

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Wilkowske or WON'Tkowske, Episode 7

Andy performs an original composition as well as pieces from new operas. Composer John Glover joins Andy in the second half of the show for an interview about what it's like to write music.

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Cedric & Ash In the House, Episode 6

This week, Cedric demonstrates how to build a railing planter, gives a tour of the guest spot in his home, and talks about his love of Baroque music.

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Covi Cabin Productions, Episode 6

Susan hosts a lively conversation with long-time LBO loved tenor, Doug Jones, where they talk past performances with LBO, interpretations and characterizations of various operatic roles, and Doug's upcoming performance with LBO next January in Peter Maxwell Davies' The Lighthouse.

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Wilkowske or WON'Tkowske, Episode 6

Andy performs a medley of popular songs from across the decades and has a conversation with Lara Bolton about what brought her to opera as pianist, the challenges and best parts about working with singers, and the work with her group, Vospex!

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Latin Heat, Episode 6

Catalina hosts a panel of Latin American and Spanish music titans on this episode of LATIN HEAT: SOUNDS OF MY LAND! Guest panelists include: Jorge Parodi, Andrea Puente, Jose Maria Condemi, Elizabeth Caballero and Ricardo Herrera.

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Wilkowske or WON'Tkowske, Episode 5

Andy discusses the peaceful protests and his perspective as a resident of the Twin Cities of the current events. Andy is also joined by his daughter Annika in a lovely voice and guitar duet of Carole King's "You've Got A Friend."

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Cedric & Ash In the House, Episode 5

Ashley hosts a Central Park Five reunion featuring all of the original five performers plus composer of the opera, Anthony Davis. Additionally, Ashley welcomes special guest Miki Yamashita to share her experience watching every single The Metropolitan Opera HD stream since 3/16/20.

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Covi Cabin Productions, Episode 5

Suzan addresses the current state of our nation and plays a recording of Leontyne Price to share a message of hope and freedom.

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Latin Heat, Episode 5

Catalina teaches us about SYMPHONIC METAL also called OPERA METAL, its instrumentation & voicing, and popular bands of this genre.

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Cedric & Ash In the House, Episode 4

In this episode, Cedric shows the customized spaces he's crated with his wood working skills, in addition to a tutorial on how to stain wood. Cedric beautifully sings spirituals and discusses what it was like to play the role of Dewain in LBO's production of I Was Looking At The Ceiling And Then I Saw The Sky by John Adams.

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Covi Cabin Productions, Episode 4

Suzan discusses the questionable decisions of characters that make for good plots and interesting roles to play with fellow actor, singer and long time LBO artist Roberto Perlas Gomez.

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Wilkowske or WON'Tkowske, Episode 4

In this week's episode of Wilkowske or WON’T-Kowske, "Episode Fore: Even More," Andy gives us impressive and innovative collaborations on Schumann, Strauss and Guns N' Roses with Laura Bolton. Later, Andy has a fascinating conversation with dramaturg Kelly Rourke about what her job is like and her favorite part about writing for singers.

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Latin Heat, Episode 4

In this episode of Latin Heat, Catalina discusses EL AMOR BRUJO Manuel de Falla, his works and wine!

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Cedric & Ash In the House, Episode 3

In this episode, Ashley interviews lyric mezzo, comedian and actor Julia Aks about what it was like to go viral in her Ariana Granda parody video, 7 rings. He talks about finding ways to stay sane and occupied during this time at home and strategies for sparking creativity in artists. We also get a preview of Ash's new and exciting pop album, Extra, and he shares his great grandmother's beef macaroni casserole recipe!

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Covi Cabin Productions, Episode 3

In her third episode of Covi Cabin Productions, Soprano Suzan Hanson talks about the different aspects of the insecurities of singing actors and how they manifest. Hanson dives into what it is like to walk in on the first day of rehearsal and fascinating angles of playing insecure characters.

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Wilkowske or WON'Tkowske, Episode 3

In his third edition of Wilkowske or Won't-Kowske, Andy brings us electric guitar, Van Halen, Erlkönig and guest Jamie Fuller in a discussion about the duties of a stage manager!

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Latin Heat, Episode 3

LATIN HEAT: TANGO! Catalina discusses tango, playing the title role in Maria de Buenos Aires, Argentinian composers and more!

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Cedric & Ash In the House, Episode 2

In this episode, Cedric Berry of Cedric & Ash takes the lead and gives us a French themed episode with French arias & French inspired home design. Cedric also shows us how to make a curtain rod at home with a few simple tools!

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Covi Cabin Productions, Episode 2

The lovely Suzan Hanson calls this week's episode, "Mothers & Wives," as she has had the good fortune to play a lot of mothers and wives in her 30+ roles with Long Beach Opera! Suzan also brings on guest Robin Buck to discuss making character.

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Wilkowske or WON'Tkowske, Episode 2

The multitalented Andrew Wilkowske's second episode of #ArtistAfternoons features a stunning choral moment with his friends.

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Latin Heat, Episode 2

Have your tequila ready for Catalina Cuervo's second episode of LATIN HEAT! Catalina talks about Frida Kahlo and what it's like to perform such an iconic role.

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Cedric & Ash In the House, Episode 1

Cedric Berry and Ashley Faatoalia take turns showing us what they're up to while they're "In the House." In this episode, Ashley takes the lead, with some beautiful singing and cooking, all inspired one word: Hope.

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Covi Cabin Productions, Episode 1

Join beloved LBO artist Suzan Hanson for this first episode (she turns the camera eventually, don't worry!). She takes us on a visit with one of her many LBO characters, Polly Peachum.

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Wilkowske or WON'Tkowske, Episode 1

In Andy Wilkowske's first episode of his live show, he sings us some beautiful art songs including compositions by Schubert and Hahn, but with new arrangements and translations, tells jokes, mixes drinks, and we even get to see a cameo from his two small "co-producers."

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Latin Heat, Episode 1

Fiery soprano Catalina Cuervo introduces herself with arias, songs and stories.

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Alejandra Sings Villa Lobos

Alejandra Martinez sings a selection from Villa Lobos Bachianas Brazileiras, and discusses the composer prior to her performance. Piano tracks pre-recorded by Stephen Karr.

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Catalina Cuervo sings Morgen

Soprano Catalina Cuervo performs "Morgen" by Richard Strauss, including subtitles in both English and Spanish. Enjoy her beautiful singing, and uplifting message in song.

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You will never walk alone

Roberto Perlas Gomez regales us with an inspiring version of "You'll never walk alone" from his home quarantine.

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