Music Opera PodcastsJuly 13, 2009


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John Hoomes travels throughout the world directing opera. He has staged more than 75 productions. Producer Eric Schultz chatted with the veteran director in Princeton after the dress rehearsal of his Opera New Jersey 2009 summer production of “Lucia di Lammermoor.” Hoomes worked with an incredible young cast, including Metropolitan Opera star Lisette Oropesa.

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Eric Schultz
Eric Schultz

Eric Schultz is an award-winning producer and director of arts, cultural and environmental programming. He is a founding member of PCK Media, LLC and has worked at several PBS affiliated stations. Eric has produced a variety of programming for PBS, APT, NJTV, and WHYY, and is a regular contributor to State of the Arts, the award-wining weekly arts program. In the fall of 2006, PBS distributed his documentary, Peanuts Gallery, the recipient of the 2006 NETA Award for Best Performance Program, and in 2009, American Public Television (APT) distributed his documentary Bonaparte’s Retreat, which tells the story of the American exile of Joseph Bonaparte, Napoleon’s older brother. In 2012, PBS will nationally distribute another of Eric’s documentaries, Mel Leipzig: Everything is Paintable. In 2011, Eric completed the critically acclaimed environmental documentary, Rescuing the River: the Raritan. This hour-long documentary, narrated by Avery Brooks, chronicles the development of industry along New Jersey’s longest river, and looks at various attempts to clean up the considerable pollution left behind. Eric trained as a cellist and during the 1980s performed with orchestras and chamber groups in Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Michigan, and time allows, continues to play with musical groups throughout the Northeast.