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.
Juliet Petrus, Soprano
We are BACK BABY! On today's episode, I sit down with Juliet Petrus who, in addition to her active singing career, has also recently co-authored (along with Katherine Chu) a Mandarin Diction Guide Book...Yep, you read that right! Join us as we talk all things Mandarin to Michigan in this wonderful interview. And go buy her book!!
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!
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!!
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.
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, this podcast is generously funded by the Opera League of Los angeles and co-produced by Martin Gimenez.
James Darrah, Director
HPP will be taking a two week summer pause but don't you worry, we will be revisiting two of the most exciting episodes ever. First up is this incredible interview with Director, James Darrah. Such a passionate, fun, INTENSELY opera-centered interview. Hope you enjoy and remember to rate, review and subscribe!
Apparently I like opera now!
Wow what a great podcast! Having never listened to opera before, I stumbled upon this and gave it a listen a joke. The host is s9 charismatic and engaging I was transfixed! Can’t get enough of this show! Highly recommend!!
This is awesome!
Thanks so much for this podcast. Loving hearing people’s stories and advice
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