Director Matthew Ozawa- director of Cincinnati Opera’s performance of “Romeo and Juliet” - talks with Evans about how he fell in love with opera, how he created his career out of the world of instrumental music and into directing, his interesting heritage, and how he gets people to “play well together”. Learn why “be kind to everybody” is one of Matthew’s directorial mottos and how collaboration is like the art of origami.
The Heart Mountain War Relocation Center was one of ten concentration camps used for the internment of Japanese Americans evicted from the West Coast Exclusion Zone during World War II by executive order from President Franklin Roosevelt after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941.
Everything Is Illuminated is a 2005 biographical comedy-drama film, written and directed by Liev Schreiber and starring Elijah Wood and Eugene Hütz. It was adapted from the novel of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer.
Marie Kondo is a Japanese organizing consultant and author.
Boris Goldovsky was a Russian-born conductor and broadcast commentator, active in the United States. He has been called an important "popularizer" of opera in America.
Nicole Cabell is an American operatic soprano. She recently played Juliet in Cincinnati Opera’s production of Romeo and Juliet.
Matthew White recently played Romeo in Cincinnati Opera’s production of Romeo and Juliet.
Jennifer Good is the Managing Director of Production at the San Francisco Opera.
Santa Fe Opera (SFO) is an American opera company.
Paul Moser is an American philosopher who writes on epistemology and the philosophy of religion. He is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago and past editor of the American Philosophical Quarterly.
William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist.
Mozawa is a performing arts company that, through hybridity and fusion, aims to break down the barriers that exist between differing artistic media and cultures.
Franco Zeffirelli was an Italian director and producer of operas, films and television.
Origami is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture.
Sir Derek Jacobi is an English actor and stage director.
Kelly Kaduce is an American soprano.
Robert Wilson is an American experimental theater stage director and playwright who has been described by the media as "[America]'s – or even the world's – foremost vanguard 'theater artist'".
Stephen Sondheim is an American composer and lyricist known for more than a half-century of contributions to musical theatre.
A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Isaac Mizrahi is an American fashion designer, TV presenter, and Chief Designer of the Isaac Mizrahi brand for Xcel Brands.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 1979 musical thriller with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
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Matthew mentions Beyoncé as one of his favorite artists outside of the opera world.