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The Everything Will Be Okay Podcast

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Guys, Everything Will Be Okay. It's just a pandemic that has closed the entire performing arts industry. Cancelled gigs & online opera are apparently the new normal, and singers just can't help speaking moistly. Jenna Simeonov, creator of Schmopera and host of The Everything Will Be Okay Podcast, is… read more

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Asitha Tennekoon: The Grand Finale

September 22nd, 2020

1:04:25

Great singer, provocative writer, man with great ideas: host Jenna Simeonov closes the first season of the podcast by chatting with the very awesome …

Valhalla Media: I Want To See Fifteen Chins

September 15th, 2020

1:02:46

On this episode: online opera! Jenna kind of hates it. But she hates it less after talking with the fab folks behind Valhalla Media, Alexandra Lo …

Anne Midgette: Art Is Not the Institutions

September 1st, 2020

1:09:39

A big-topic chat with Anne Midgette, folks! For this episode, host Jenna Simeonov chats with the writer and critic with one of the most influential …

Rihab Chaieb: Spices and Knives and Hives

August 18th, 2020

1:03:36

Tunisian-born, Montréalaise mezzo-soprano Rihab Chaieb is one of those hustlers of the opera industry. That is, until it all hit the pause button. Jenna chats with Rihab - they're friends IRL, by the way - about …

Beth Morrison Projects: I Don't See the Death Knell For Opera

August 3rd, 2020

1:03:10

In a special episode of the pod, host Jenna Simeonov chats with two women of the thrilling production company, Beth Morrison Projects. Executive Director Jecca Barry and President/Creative Producer Beth Morrison talk …

Bryan Register: I Was Gonna Be A Greeter At Walmart But I'm Too Mean

July 21st, 2020

1:07:03

Bryan Register is a between-gigs American Heldentenor, currently stressed out by the fact that he's in Myrtle Beach, SC, and the beaches are open. Jenna has a reunion of sorts in this chat, remembering the last time she …

Othalie Graham: Everything Has To Be Different

July 14th, 2020

1:00:45

Othalie Graham is a total force. The Canadian soprano is known for big, grand roles like Turandot, Minnie, and Aida, and she carries an almost …

Erin Morley: Everything Right Now

July 7th, 2020

52:34

Erin Morley, when she's not firing high notes into the world's major opera houses, soaks up her chances for home life with her family in New Haven, …

Paul Curran: Wig Line Hell

June 30th, 2020

1:06:10

A chat with Paul Curran is a beautiful thing. From his base in San Francisco, Jenna chats with the Scottish opera director about why opera on screens …

Isaiah Bell: Pollyanna

June 23rd, 2020

59:05

Isaiah Bell is one-of-a-kind. Tenor, composer, one-man-show creator, writer of artisanal haiku, this guy doesn't stop. Jenna spoke with Isaiah from his base in Victoria, B.C., about how he is just loving lockdown life. …

Gregory Finney: Dressed For Dinner

June 16th, 2020

47:46

Jenna met Gregory Finney while working on a production of The Merry Widow about a million years ago, and they've been fast friends ever since. Greg is a Toronto-based baritone and actor, unofficially specializing in …

Sondra Radvanovsky: Everybody's Stories

June 8th, 2020

57:12

What's a performing arts podcast without an episode with Sondra? Jenna chats with the superstar soprano from her home in rural Ontario, about dealing …

Marshall Pynkoski: Benign Maniac

June 2nd, 2020

37:41

Marshall Pynkoski is a director, dancer, Order of Canada, and Co-Artistic Director of Opera Atelier, which he founded in 1985 with his partner, Jeannette Lajeunesse-Zingg. He's also a total theatre animal, with a rare …

Barbara Hannigan: Forsythia

May 25th, 2020

37:50

Barbara Hannigan, everyone. Soprano, conductor, mentor, Order of Canada, and reigning queen of new and contemporary music. We spoke during the early weeks of the pandemic, from her strict lockdown in rural France. 


Christine Goerke: The Old Email

May 18th, 2020

56:44

It's always a treat to chat with American soprano Christine Goerke! She's known for front-and-centre roles like Brünnhilde in Wagner's Ring Cycle, …

Bramwell Tovey: Building Castles

May 9th, 2020

54:56

It's the first episode of The Everything Will Be Okay podcast! Our debut guest is conductor and composer Bramwell Tovey, who spoke to Jenna from his home base in Vancouver. Topics include the ABCs of shutting down an …

The Everything Will Be Okay Podcast: a meet & greet

May 9th, 2020

3:08

Guys, Everything Will Be Okay. It's just a pandemic that has closed the entire performing arts industry.

Jenna Simeonov, creator of Schmopera and host of The Everything Will Be Okay Podcast, is checking in with …

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