In these conversations with Bob Chapman and Rob Kennedy, distinguished musicians talk about their new recordings, their art, and much more. These musicians love what they do and are most eager to share their art with everybody. Let your family and friends know about these conversations, which they can listen to or download anytime. You can also listen to these conversations on our apps.
From his website: “Sherrill Milnes is universally acclaimed as the foremost operatic baritone of his generation. With his powerful voice, commanding stage presence and rugged handsomeness, he achieved the kind of adulation that is usually reserved for tenors. He sang over 650 performances at the Met, where he was honored with sixteen new productions, seven opening nights, and ten national telecasts. As a leading artist in all of the world’s great opera houses, Mr. Milnes performed and recorded with the likes of Domingo, Pavarotti, Caballé, Sutherland, Sills, Horne, Price, and Tebaldi. He is the winner of three Grammy Awards, and the most recorded American singer of his time. In 2008 he received the Opera News Award for Distinguished Achievement.”
In this podcast which aired originally on My Life In Music in May 2020, Bob Chapman speaks with Sherrill Milnes about his life and career.
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Anthony Roth Costanzo
From his website: “Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo began performing professionally at the age of 11 and has since appeared in opera, concert, recital, film, and on Broadway. His debut album, ARC, on Decca Gold was nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY Award, and he is Musical America’s 2019 vocalist of the year.” In this podcast, Anthony speaks with Bob Chapman about his role in Philip Glass’opera Ahknaten.
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From his website: “Elijah McCormack, male soprano, is a specialist in early music vocal performance and currently resides in Arkansas…Mr. McCormack graduated from Indiana University’s Historical Performance Institute in 2019 with a Master’s of Music. During his time there, he received a Judges’ Encouragement Award at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions of 2018.” In this podcast, Elijah speaks with Rob Kennedy about his education and career as a singer.
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Gloriae Dei Cantores
From their website: “Gloriæ Dei Cantores Schola presents The Chants of Angels. Using the ancient melodies and texts of the early church, each Gregorian chant depicts a new aspect or story of these heavenly guardians, guides and friends, from the most intimate plea to our own guardian angels, to the great announcement made to the Virgin Mary by the Archangel Gabriel. For those who are new to Gregorian chant and for seasoned scholars, The Chants of Angels allows listeners to simply close their eyes, and be surrounded by these songs of prayer and comfort — just as they are surrounded by angels.” In this conversation, Rob Kennedy speaks with Jim Jordan and Sister Chris about their CD of Gregorian chant.
Photo: Gloriae Dei Cantores/Paraclete Press