This week we have our first non-musician! Sara Stock is a graduate of the Conservatory at Second City and Improv Olympic in Chicago and a fellow Apron Person at Howells and Hood on Michigan Avenue. We talk about auditioning, losing self, fear and anger, and how to let a lifelong dream die with grace and gentility. We also talk a lot about her bulldog Charles. Because, let’s face it, dogs are cooler than people. Oh, and we detour to a nice long conversation about cheese guest starring the incomparable Tamecia Harris!
IT’S BERNARD HOLCOMB! Bernard is a personal positivity hero of mine and a spectacularly articulate singer. He is so incredibly genuine and caring. I saved this one for a while because I knew how special it was. Our conversation runs the gamut of emotions from deep and profound to utterly ridiculous. Enjoy!
Happy 10th episode!!! This week we talk with Oliver Camacho of the OperaNow! Podcast. He is endearing and intelligent and was a blast to chat with. We talk about the BAMFs of early music recording, our musicological dreamboats (i.e. why I feel about Philip Gossett the way I used to feel about Batman), and all the things that are wrong with my Podcast! Oliver tears up at the mention of Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio Quartet and we have some beautifully sincere moments. And the Blackhawks won! Go Team!
In this episode Justin Berkowitz and I talk about having super successful musicians in your family, deadlines as the best practice incentives, and, of course, alcohol. Enjoy!
In Episode #7 Scott Brunscheen and I talk A LOT about booze! Then we move on to more sensible topics like do-it-yourself opera, arts education, and why Chicago is the best city in the world. Then we get real about our hopes and dreams for the future of opera in this city and why doing your work your way is important for everyone. We’re all in this together, guys!
In this episode of Doing the Work, Sara Schabas and I talk about music and outreach and practice and we get slightly nerdy about pens and stationary. I still haven’t found my stationary soul mate. If you love fountain pens and good paper and you’re a musician, hit me up on the social medias! I really want to geek out with you!
In Episode 4 of Doing the Work Louise Rogan and I talk about learning the title role in Bizet’s Carmen and what it’s like to do a cover run with almost no rehearsal! We also talk about building a character from the ground up, playing with meta-theater, singing in an all girl pop band in England, and how we love our dogs more than a normal person should. We also play a wonderful game of “What are you listening to?” and “Is your dog instagram famous?” Continue reading Episode #4: Doing the Work with Louise Rogan