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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 as an opera singer.

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    • 4.8 • 8 Ratings

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 as an opera singer.

    Episode 5: Ana María Martínez

    Episode 5: Ana María Martínez

    Ana María Martínez is one of the world’s foremost sopranos. She regularly stars in beloved operas like Madama Butterfly, Rusalka, and Otello, and performs everywhere from the San Francisco Opera to the White House and the World Cup. In this episode, Ana María shares her journey from musical theater to opera, and the spiritual connection she has to music and her voice.

    You can find Ana María at anamariamartinez.com and @anamariamartinezsoprano on Facebook.

    • 19 min
    Episode 4: Brandon Jovanovich

    Episode 4: Brandon Jovanovich

    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.

    • 21 min
    Episode 3: J’Nai Bridges

    Episode 3: J’Nai Bridges

    In this episode, mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges shares about the basketball game that defined her commitment to singing, and the power she’s found in her voice to wake people up - both on and off the opera stage.

    You can find J’nai at www.jnaibridgesmezzo.com and @jnaibmezzo on Instagram.

    • 20 min
    Episode 2: Catching Up With Sasha Cooke

    Episode 2: Catching Up With Sasha Cooke

    In this episode, we check back in with two-time Grammy award-winning singer Sasha Cooke to see how she’s doing, and what advice she has for other COVID-confined singers.

    You can find Sasha at www.sashacooke.com and @sashamezzomama on Instagram.

    • 8 min
    Episode 1: Sasha Cooke

    Episode 1: Sasha Cooke

    In this episode, two-time Grammy award-winning singer Sasha Cooke shares how she went from hiding her voice, and herself, to shining brightly on the great stages and opera halls of the world. She reveals the process behind a few of her most memorable performances...including how she overcame every singer’s worst nightmare in front of an audience of thousands.

    • 24 min
    Trailer

    Trailer

    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 as an opera singer.

    Featured Music:
    “Die Nachtigall” from Alban Berg’s Sieben fruhe Lieder, from the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition in 2015, led by Thomas Sondergard
    “Some Times of Day” from Jake Heggie’s The Best Time of the Day
    “María la O” by Ernesto Lecuona, with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, led by Jesús López Cobos

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

robripps ,

Deeper appreciation

I’ve had deep appreciation for Sasha Cooke since I first heard her in concert with the San Francisco Symphony in music by Berlioz and Mahler. Since then I’ve tried to attend or listen to her opera performances but always come back to hew war with songs. Thanks Jake for giving me an even deeper appreciation through your delightful and informative podcast. I look forward to the entire series.

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