The Gilded Gentleman

A Conversation with Kate Aldrich, Acclaimed Mezzo-Soprano: Lillian Nordica Part 2

Episode Summary

In this bonus episode, Carl interviews international opera star Kate Aldrich and discusses a modern perspective on Lillian Nordica's career, as well as Kate's own career as one of today's incredibly busy opera stars. 

Episode Notes

XXVIII. International mezzo-soprano Kate Aldrich has a career that has included performances around the world from New York's Metropolitan Opera to Milan's La Scala and the Opera Bastille in Paris.  In today's interview she shares some perspective on the life and career of Lillian Nordica as well as the excitement and realities for a modern singer on the international stage.  

Kate has been called "the Carmen of this generation" (San Francisco Sentinel) and in this conversation she shares insights on performing one of opera's most iconic roles - one that Lillian Nordica performed herself.  A unique aspect of this interview is that Carl, Kate and Lillian all share Maine roots and Kate talks a bit about how her Maine and New England background has contributed to her career.