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How Sonya Got Her Opera On / KUHA: Houston - Classical Classroom

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KUHA: Houston - Classical Classroom is excited to share their new subseries, MusicWorks! It's a show where you'll learn about what classical music is doing in the world right now. You'll hear inspiring artist stories, plus we'll go into the sometimes unexpected places we've discovered classical music thriving while we've been learning about it on the Classical Classroom. We hope you dig it!

In our first MusicWorks episode, soprano Sonya Yoncheva tells the story of how she happened upon her passion - singing opera - by being true to herself (and listening to her mother) and by practicing her buns off. This put her in a position to be ready when she got that call from the Met to fill in at the last moment. And the rest, as they say, is in the podcast.

Audio production by Todd "Totally" Hulslander with awesomeness by Dacia Clay.

Music in this episode:
Jules Massenet: Herodiade - Celui dont la parole
Giacomo Puccini: Le Villi - Se come voi piccina io fossi
Giacomo Puccini: La Boheme - Donde lieta usci
Jules Massenet: Thais - C'est toi, mon père
Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata - Sempre libera
André Messager: Madame Chrysantheme - Le jour sous le soleil béni
Charles Lecocq: Les Cent Vierges - O Paris, gai séjour de plaisir
Claudio Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea - "Pur ti Miro"  (Sonya Yoncheva & Max Emanuel Cencic)
W. A. Mozart: Il Re Pastore - "L'Amero saro costante"  (Sonya Yoncheva & Marc Minkowski)