Dallas — Welcome to a new podcast from our chief classical music and opera critic, Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, called Gregorian Rants. In it he will chat with people in the classical music and opera world.
First up, a short conversation with Giuliano Carella and Elizabeth Askren, the conductor and assistant conductor, respectively, of the Dallas Opera's current production of La bohème, which runs through March 31 at the Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.
Italian maestro Carella has conducted around the world for years. Askren is a rising star, and was a fellow at the Dallas Opera's Hart Institute for Women Conductors in 2016. She also has international credits, and is the founder and artistic director of the Transylvanian Opera in Romania. She will also conduct the Dallas Opera's Family Opera production of Pepito, which you can see at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 30 at NorthPark Center; and 2 p.m. April 27 at the Winspear Opera House.
The interview can be heard in our player below.