Imagine finding your voice...in an opera house! On Sing LOUDER, host Jake Heggie talks with great artists about the high wire act of life an opera singer.
Brandon Jovanovich is one of the rarest types of tenor – the heldentenor or “heroic tenor” – and sings some of the most physically and vocally demanding roles in the entire operatic repertoire. In this episode, he shares about his existential journey from bass to powerhouse tenor...and from waiting tables at Metropolitan Opera parties to starring on its stage.
You can find Brandon at brandonjovanovich.com and @operabrandon on Instagram.
Jake Heggie: “Some Times of Day” from The Best Time of the Day Giacomo Puccini: “Ch’ella mi creda” from La Fanciulla del West, with the Bavarian State Opera, led by James Gaffigan Hector Berlioz: ”Nuit d’Ivresse" from Act IV of Les Troyens (The Trojans), performed with Ekaterina Semenchuk and the Paris Bastille Opera, led by Philippe Jordan Giacomo Puccini: “Manon Lescaut” with the Orchestra and Chorus of La Monnaie, led by Carlo Rizzi Richard Wagner: “Winterstürme” from Die Walküre, at the San Francisco Opera, led by Donald Runnicles Jonathan Barlow: “Cinder” Producer: Emily Shaw
Mixing & Remote Recording Assistance: Seira McCarthy
Additional Recording: George S. Rosenthal (The Complex Recording Studio)
Executive Producer: Bob Ellis
Photo by Cara Jovanovich
Sing LOUDER is supported by a non-profit LLC promoting public education about the art of singing. Special thanks to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.