Charles Castronovo, Tenor

Julia interviews tenor Charles Castronovo, who is starring in the World Premiere of Daniel Catán’s new opera, Il Postino, at Los Angeles Opera. In this interview he discusses the joys and challenges of an international career, imparts his advice for young singers, and shares his story about how a clever choir teacher convinced him (a … Read more

Composer Jake Heggie

Julia interviews noted American composer Jake Heggie, whose most recent opera Moby-Dick was a major success at Dallas Opera. Jake Heggie discusses how he developed a love for composition and his process for writing an opera, and gives advice for aspiring singers and composers.

Leah Crocetto, Soprano

Julia interviews soprano Leah Crocetto, who is a second year Adler Fellow at San Francisco Opera. Leah Crocetto discusses her reaction to being considered one of the rising Verdi sopranos, how she fell in love with opera, and her exciting upcoming engagements.