Hook, Push, & Pray

Hook, Push, & Pray

Latest Episodes

Juliet Petrus, Soprano
November 19, 2020

We are BACK BABY! On today's episode, I sit down with Juliet Petrus who, in addition to her active singing career, has also recently co-authored (along with Katherine Chu) a Mandarin Diction Guide Book...Yep, you read that right! Join us as we talk...

Lee Anne Myslewski, Vice President WolfTrap Opera
May 21, 2020

On today's episode, I sit down with WolfTrap Opera's Vice President, Lee Anne Myslewski. We discuss all things YAPs and how to become a successful young singer in this business. On a personal note, I went to WolfTrap in 2013 as a YA and it was one of...

Hailey Clark, Soprano
April 29, 2020

On today's episode, I sit down with one of my best buddies and incredible artist, Hailey Clark. Like me and so many other crazy American singers, Hailey made the jump over to Europe and has found an immense amount of success here in Germany. We really...

Alex Fletcher, Artist Manager
April 23, 2020

On today's episode I sit down with artist manager, Alex Fletcher. Alex has owned his own agency, Fletcher Artists, for over a decade and is one of the most respected managers in the opera world today. Incredibly insightful interview with great advice...

Steven LaBrie
April 13, 2020


Marina Costa-Jackson
January 21, 2020

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HPP LIVE! Ep. 20
September 24, 2019

Hook, Push, and Pray is back! On this week's very special episode, Nicholas sits down with three of opera's most influential people (Christopher Koelsch, Joshua Winograde and Paul Curran) to discuss how to revitalize Opera. Taped in front of a live...

Derek Taylor, Tenor
July 13, 2019

On today's episode I sit down with extraordinary artist and incredible tenor, Derek Taylor. Derek shares his unorthodox path to opera and how he navigated his move to Europe. I had such a good time in this interview- thanks for stopping by...

Jack Swanson, Tenor
July 02, 2019

We are back! On today’s episode, the first of the summer season, Nicholas sits down with world-class tenor and friend of the show, Jack Swanson. Tune-in for an in-depth interview discussing the mental, financial and technical challenges of being a...

James Darrah, Director (re-air)
June 18, 2019

HPP will be taking a two week summer pause but don't you worry, we will be revisiting two of the most exciting episodes ever. First up is this incredible interview with Director, James Darrah. Such a passionate, fun, INTENSELY opera-centered...