Famous American soprano, Erie Mills, is now active in giving back - to young singers as a voice teacher - to professionals as a diction consultant with major opera companies. To learn more about her career: http://eriemills.com/
Young Canadian Baritone, Jonathan Estabrooks, is one to watch and a fellow podcaster about opera. To follow his career: http://www.facebook.com/estabrooksbaritone and for his video podcast, A Singers Life: http://www.youtube.com/user/jonathanestabrooks
Chris Murray, star tenor of the music theater scene in Germany, talks openly about the differences between opera and his world. If you missed Pt 1, go back to Ep053. To get cds or follow his career: http://chris-murray.de/
Chris Murray is a star in the music theater scene of Germany, the son and brother of famous opera singers, and someone who will challenge your perceptions. To follow his career or download his cds: http://chris-murray.de/
Young American conductor, Joseph Trafton, is one of the principal conductors at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. We met there and got to know each other on the podcast! To learn more about his career: http://joetrafton.com/
PART TWO of the conversation, with Amy van Roekel, gets into some of the unexpected turns that can occur in life and career. If you haven't heard episode 50, listen to it first. To follow Amy's career: http://www.amyvanroekel.com/
I've been good friends with soprano, Amy van Roekel ever since our days together in university. Her career has had many successes, but also faced many challenges. In this two-part conversation, she shares openly. To learn more: http://amyvanroekel.com/
Roman Hovenbitzer, German Opera Director, talks about his life, career, and our current new production of Carlisle Floyd's American opera, Susannah, in Hagen, Germany. To learn more about Roman and follow his career: http://www.roman-hovenbitzer.de/
I first sang with German bass-baritone, Rainer Zaun, in San Francisco. But it didn't end there, we met again in Mannheim, Bayreuth, and are now in Hagen singing Carlisle Floyd's 'Susannah'. This episode was recorded last summer in Bayreuth.
I had the fortune of having lunch with Felicity Palmer in the MET cafeteria one day, and she graciously agreed to come on the show. Don't miss this opportunity to hear her look back over her long career.
Caryn Hartglass is a scientist, soprano of opera and musical theater, and most recently an advocate for healthy living. Click here to learn about R.E.A.L.: http://responsibleeatingandliving.com/ - to learn about her career: http://www.carynhartglass.com/
Brian Davis moved his American career to Germany several years ago. In part one, he shares many stories about his upbringing and education. You won't want to miss part two! To learn more: http://home.earthlink.net/~bdopera/index.html
Phelim McDermott, director of the MET's productions of Enchanted Island and Satyagraha, shares wonderful ideas in this conversation. Phelim is also known for directing The Addams Family and for the acting company he co-founded: http://www.improbable.co.uk
In this special holiday edition, I share some of my fond memories of Christmas and singing, and how the two intersect. It is my Christmas gift to you and hopefully the start of a tradition in which I compile the holiday memories of other artists.
Former Regensburger boy soprano, Maximilian Schmitt, has been making his way for some time as a tenor in oratorio, lieder, and opera. Charles and Max sang together in Mannheim and now sit down to learn a bit more about each other on the podcast.