Welcome to Notes from the Podium – a unique quarterly online periodical that publishes in-depth interviews with conductors from all over the world and all areas of the profession. Each interview focuses on a specific piece or genre, and this first selection (July – September) is taken from a series of interviews on opera. It has been an honour to interview Sir Mark Elder, Richard Farnes and Pablo Gonzalez, as well as the soprano Danielle de Niese that I have included as a first issue bonus! I would like to thank them all for their time and invaluable contributions, as well as Glyndebourne Opera House for its unending support.
Dr. Hannah Baxter – Director