Alison Young spoke with Houston Ballet Principal Ballerina Sara Webb and American Ballet Theatre star Marcelo Gomes who joins the Houston Ballet as a guest, dancing the Prince in this season's Nutcracker. A long-time friend of Ms. Webb's, the two will perform for the first time professionally this weekend through December 17. More information. Audio here.
Dean Dalton spoke by phone with Luciano Pavarotti's former manager Herbert Breslin who has just penned a chronicle of his adventures with the most prominent male opera star of the latter third of the twentieth century: The Kind and I: The Uncensored Tale of Luciano Pavoratti's Rise to Fame by His Manager, Friend and Sometime Adversary. Co-Author Anne Midgette, classical writer for The New York Times also shared in the conversation. The book is published by Doubleday. Audio here.