Opera Out of the Box Toledo Opera and WGTE Public Media present "Opera Out of the Box," a monthly podcast/broadcast series that unpacks opera piece by piece. "Opera Out of the Box" aims to demystify the genre of opera, as well as to provide information about Toledo Opera's mainstage productions, educational programs, community engagement programs, Resident Artist program, and much more. Hosted by WGTE Public Media's Radio Station Manager, Brad Cresswell, each episode features experts in both Toledo Opera and opera overall.
Opera Out of the Box

Opera Out of the Box

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Toledo Opera and WGTE Public Media present "Opera Out of the Box," a monthly podcast/broadcast series that unpacks opera piece by piece. "Opera Out of the Box" aims to demystify the genre of opera, as well as to provide information about Toledo Opera's mainstage productions, educational programs, community engagement programs, Resident Artist program, and much more. Hosted by WGTE Public Media's Radio Station Manager, Brad Cresswell, each episode features experts in both Toledo Opera and opera overall.

Most Recent Episodes

Ragtime

For this episode we dig deep into the multicultural economic disparities of the Gilded Age as portrayed in the musical Ragtime. Joining us to deconstruct Toledo Opera's upcoming production is the show's director, James Norman; choreographer Domonique Glover, and cast member Raquel Suarez Groen, who plays the part of Mother.

Romeo and Juliet

Learn all about Toledo Opera's original production of Romeo and Juliet from our team, including one of the show's stars, Sidney Outlaw (who plays the role of Mercutio in the opera). We also have our customary three-part quiz — which explores how Shakespeare and his star-crossed lovers have made their way into opera (and pop culture).

Education

Our inaugural episode provides insight into Toledo Opera's suite of low-cost and free youth educational programs: An Opera Is a Story (preschool), Opera On Wheels (kindergarten – grade 6), and Student Night at the Opera (middle school – college students). Plus, our panelists take on not one — but three quizzes!