Podcast 66: Gregory Spears and Natalie Polito

Guest co-host and soprano Natalie Polito joins us in a conversation with Gregory Spears, who is currently working on a new evening-length opera, Castor and Patience, with former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy K. Smith, commissioned by Cincinnati Opera. NOTES TO COME Credits Natalie Polito, Gregory Spears, Peter Szep, Walker Lewis, Chuck […]

Podcast 65: Tenor Barry Banks

Peter, Brooke, Walker, and Chuck sit down for a rollicking convo with internationally renowned bel canto tenor Barry Banks about how his youthful goal to be a concert trumpet player morphed into his highly successful career in opera. Other topics covered include how to co-parent a 13-month-old while on tour, and Barry’s exciting upcoming season […]