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With Opera Carolina deep into the production of Marriage of Figaro, Xela is the lone Diva on the mic in this episode. Joinging her, however, is Robert Mack, a member of the critically-acclaimed Three Mo' Tenors and a leading member of the American Spiritual Ensemble. Mack has performed with Opera Carolina several times, including a production of Porgy and Bess.
(1:46) Robert Mack introduces himself and talks about his history with Opera Carolina
(4:01) Xela asks Robert about what his dream role would be
(6:47) Robert talks about his family and how he got into singing
(14:03) Xela and Robert talk about their experience with the Martina Arroyo Foundation
(18:21) Robert talks about the challenges of race in opera
(23:19) Robert and Xela talk about Opera Noir and its significance in promoting diversity in opera
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