Before becoming opera singers, Rochelle Bard was a pre-med student and Ta’u Pupu’a played defensive end in the NFL. The two are paired in Knoxville Opera’s production of Norma on April 11 and 13 at the Tennessee Theatre.
I recorded two interviews with them last Tuesday. First, we did a ten-minute video interview that will be posted next week. Then we recorded a thirty-minute program for radio. One of my favorite parts of the conversation was when we talked about the scene when Norma comes at Pollione with a knife. A podcast of the interview is posted here: