24 episodes

Hosted by Nicholas Brownlee, “Hook Push & Pray” is a podcast about becoming, making a living, and ultimately thriving as an opera singer. Each week Nicholas will be joined by fellow opera singers and professionals from the opera world for practical conversations on topics and problems relevant to all things opera. Perfect for those in the opera business and patrons alike, this podcast gives the audience an inside look into the often misunderstood world of opera and the performers and administrators who make it happen.

Hook, Push, & Pray Nicholas Brownlee

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.9, 61 Ratings

Hosted by Nicholas Brownlee, “Hook Push & Pray” is a podcast about becoming, making a living, and ultimately thriving as an opera singer. Each week Nicholas will be joined by fellow opera singers and professionals from the opera world for practical conversations on topics and problems relevant to all things opera. Perfect for those in the opera business and patrons alike, this podcast gives the audience an inside look into the often misunderstood world of opera and the performers and administrators who make it happen.

    Lee Anne Myslewski, Vice President WolfTrap Opera

    Lee Anne Myslewski, Vice President WolfTrap Opera

    On today's episode, I sit down with WolfTrap Opera's Vice President, Lee Anne Myslewski. We discuss all things YAPs and how to become a successful young singer in this business. On a personal note, I went to WolfTrap in 2013 as a YA and it was one of the best experiences of my life, so it was so fun to reminisce with Lee Anne about a place I adore so much. Such a fun conversation! 

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Hailey Clark, Soprano

    Hailey Clark, Soprano

    On today's episode, I sit down with one of my best buddies and incredible artist, Hailey Clark. Like me and so many other crazy American singers, Hailey made the jump over to Europe and has found an immense amount of success here in Germany. We really get into the nuts and bolts of how to find your place in German Opera world. Also, its just really nice to listen to someone as bright and hopeful as HC!

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Alex Fletcher, Artist Manager

    Alex Fletcher, Artist Manager

    On today's episode I sit down with artist manager, Alex Fletcher. Alex has owned his own agency, Fletcher Artists, for over a decade and is one of the most respected managers in the opera world today. Incredibly insightful interview with great advice for singers at all stages of their career. Enjoy!!

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Steven LaBrie

    Steven LaBrie

    Strap in for crazy ride as I sit down with fast talking, joke spiting, beautiful beard growing baritone, Steven LaBrie. 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Marina Costa-Jackson

    Marina Costa-Jackson

    On today's episode, I sit down with one of today's most in demand singers, Soprano Marina Costa-Jackson. Part of a trio of singing sisters, we discuss what life's like when the family business is Opera. 

    • 1 hr 28 min
    HPP LIVE!

    HPP LIVE!

    Hook, Push, and Pray is back! On this week's very special episode, Nicholas sits down with three of opera's most influential people (Christopher Koelsch, Joshua Winograde and Paul Curran) to discuss how to revitalize Opera. Taped in front of a live audience at Los Angeles Opera! Generously funded by the Opera League of Los angeles and co-produced by Martin Gimenez. 

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

TylerResto ,

This is awesome!

Thanks so much for this podcast. Loving hearing people’s stories and advice

Maltesemuscle ,

Thrilled to listen

So glad to have found this. Especially to hear how singers have made their starts! Would love to hear you geek out more about vocal production and the great singers of the past and present! Thanks for making my commute a step in the right direction. Cheers

pegdema ,

Something for both opera artists and for fans.

I’m enjoying learning about how opera works as a career path and also finding out about the artists who are on this path. Through this podcast Nick is so positive and so honestly helpful to both artists and fans.

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