Conductor Cues (formerly known as the Opera Preview at Chez Zee) is an engaging, exploratory program curated and hosted by Sarah and Ernest Butler Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor Timothy Myers, featuring special guest stars, live performances, and insights inspired by one of Austin Opera’s upcoming productions.
Conductor Cues episodes can be attended live or experienced digitally on our Live from Indy Terrace platform. See both upcoming opportunities and past episodes below!
Premiered Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Principal Conductor Timothy Myers will examine the operatic elements of Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and this musical triumph of Stephen Sondheim. This program will feature a conversation with Director Doug Scholz-Carlson, and performances by Kevin Burdette, Mela Dailey, and Raven McMillon.
Premiered Thursday, November 3, 2022
This program was recorded at the KMFA Draylen Mason Music Studio and features The Barber of Seville Conductor, Stephanie Rhodes Russell. This engaging and exploratory program will feature special guest stars, live performances, and insights inspired by our production of The Barber of Seville.
Premiered Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Filmed at a live event on Wednesday, April 13 in the KMFA Draylen Mason Studio, and taking the place of a traditional episode of “Conductor Cues,” experience engaging dialogue between Austin Opera’s Sarah and Ernest Butler Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor Timothy Myers, ACMC’s Artistic Director Michelle Schumann, and special guests as they explore Beethoven’s penchant for the dramatic within his works. This is the perfect program for classical music lovers, students, and curious cultural enthusiasts alike!
Premiered Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Conductor Cues: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs
This program was livestreamed and featured guest artist, Composer Mason Bates.
Premiered October 29, 2021
Conductor Cues: The Marriage of Figaro
This program was recorded on Wednesday, October 19, 2021 at the KMFA Draylen Mason Music Studio and features performances from Caitlin Lynch (The Countess) and Michael Adams (The Count).
Filmed for digital in April 2021
Live from Indy Terrace launch date: April 23, 2021
Conductor Cues: Tosca
This programs was filmed at Austin Beerworks, our neighbor on Indy Terrace, and features stage director David Lefkowich in conversation with Timothy Myers about our epic production at the Circuit of the Americas.