Liz Smith, film-maker

clare mccaldin podcastIn my line of work I bump into all kinds of interesting people with great stories to tell. However, because they work behind the scenes you won’t always get to hear them. I asked them if they’d like to talk to me (and my iPhone!) about what they do, so that I could share it with you here.

In this episode I visit the studio of film-maker Liz Smith, whose company entertaining: TV documented the making of the O Antiphons. We talk about working on that project, how Liz got into film-making and what attracts her about telling stories. And she has some useful advice for budding film-makers.

Stephen McNeff on writing Vivienne

clare mccaldin podcastIn my line of work I bump into all kinds of interesting people with great stories to tell. However, because they work behind the scenes you won’t always get to hear them. I asked them if they’d like to talk to me (and my iPhone!) about what they do, so that I could share it with you here.

In this episode I visit the studio of composer Stephen McNeff. As well as discussing his writing for voice in general, we also talk about Vivienne, a song-cycle he wrote for me and Libby Burgess in 2013 and which is out soon on CD from Champs Hill Records.

 

Sandy Burnett, Musician, Broadcaster, Author

clare mccaldin podcastIn my line of work I bump into all kinds of interesting people with great stories to tell. However, because they work behind the scenes you won’t always get to hear them. I asked them if they’d like to talk to me (and my iPhone!) about what they do, so that I could share it with you here.

Having completed a mini-series with characters from the Royal Opera’s Carmen, I have escaped Floral Street to chat to an old friend, Sandy Burnett.

Anita la Maltesa, Flamenco Artist

clare mccaldin podcastIn my line of work I bump into all kinds of interesting people with great stories to tell. However, because they work behind the scenes you won’t always get to hear them. I asked them if they’d like to talk to me (and my iPhone!) about what they do, so that I could share it with you here.

This is the fourth of these podcasts about people – or animals! – who feature in the Royal Opera’s current production of Carmen. Here I talk to Anita la Maltesa, a Flamenco dancer who plays one of the gypsies.

John, and Tracy the Donkey

clare mccaldin podcastIn my line of work I bump into all kinds of interesting people with great stories to tell. However, because they work behind the scenes you won’t always get to hear them. I asked them if they’d like to talk to me (and my iPhone!) about what they do, so that I could share it with you here.

This is the third of these podcasts about people – or animals! – who feature in the Royal Opera’s current production of Carmen. Here I talk to John, who deal with Tracy, the lovely donkey who steals hearts on stage.

Sam, Sharon & Louis the horse

clare mccaldin podcastIn my line of work I bump into all kinds of interesting people with great stories to tell. However, because they work behind the scenes you won’t always get to hear them. I asked them if they’d like to talk to me (and my iPhone!) about what they do, so that I could share it with you here.

This is the second of these podcasts about people – or animals! – who feature in the Royal Opera’s current production of Carmen. Here I talk to Sam & Sharon who handle Louis the horse.

Kay, the Chicken Lady

clare mccaldin podcastIn my line of work I bump into all kinds of interesting people with great stories to tell. However, because they work behind the scenes you won’t always get to hear them. I asked them if they’d like to talk to me (and my iPhone!) about what they do, so that I could share it with you here.

This is the first of these podcasts about people – or animals! – who feature in the Royal Opera’s current production of Carmen. Here I talk to Kay, who handles the chicken which I have to carry onstage myself.