Listen up! Met principal launches insider podcast

Listen up! Met principal launches insider podcast


norman lebrecht

September 13, 2022

David Krauss, principal trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera orchestra, applied his Covid down time to interviewing friends and colleagues for his new podcast, Speaking Soundly.

The show launches today with chats with jazz bassist Christian McBride and opera singer Isabel Leonard.

More than most, David gets deep into backstage life.

Listen here.

We’ll relay further shows in the coming weeks.


  • Fabio Luisi says:

    David is a great musician and a wonderful, amazing guy. Bravo David.

  • a mic on the podium says:

    As a regular listener to podcasts, I am sure I will enjoy listening in and wish him all the very best.
    A musician spending lockdown interviewing other musicians and then releasing them as a podcast – why didn’t I think of that?!!!