Larry Brownlee is back with a new installment of his acclaimed Facebook Live series The Sitdown with LB, this time focusing on an unfiltered and honest look inside the opera industry. With each discussion centering on a different part of the industry, ranging from General Directors to Management to PR to Media & Critics and more, Brownlee will speak to some of the top names in the industry, including Diane Zola (Metropolitan Opera), Francesca Zambello (Glimmerglass and Washington National Opera), Anthony Tommasini (The New York Times), Matthew Horner (IMG Artists), and more.
Says Larry on the series: "For young artists and aspiring opera professionals, the inner workings of the opera industry can seem daunting and impenetrable. With this series, I hope to offer insight into the world of opera that will be both interesting and informational. I am grateful to my incredible colleagues who have agreed to join me on the show, and look forward to the conversations ahead!"
The complete schedule of episodes can be found below:
Feb 17, 8PM ET- General Directors
Featuring Francesca Zambello (Glimmerglass and Washington National Opera) and David Devan (Opera Philadelphia)
Feb 21, 7PM ET - Public Relations
Featuring Andrew Ousley (Unison Media) and Frank Luzi (Opera Philadelphia)
Feb 24, 7PM ET - Media & Critics
Featuring Anthony Tommasini (The New York Times), F. Paul Driscoll (Opera News), and David Shengold (several leading publications)
Mar 1, 7PM ET - Management
Featuring Matthew Horner (IMG Artists) and Alex Fletcher (Fletcher Artists Management)
Mar 8, 7PM ET - Casting Directors
Featuring Diane Zola (The Metropolitan Opera) and Joshua Winograde (Los Angeles Opera)
Mar 11, 7PM ET - Young Artist Programs
Featuring Markus Beam (San Francisco Opera Center) and Dan Novak (Ryan Opera Center)