Ten Questions with Jeffrey Beruan

Ten Questions with…

Jeffrey Beruan,

in Acis and Galatea

1. My favorite thing about being a singer is: 

Sharing my talent with others and making music.

2. The greatest challenge in being a singer is: 
Trying to make singing look easy.

3. A live music performance I’ve attended that I will never forget is: 
Nic Muni’s production of Faust with Portland Opera.

4. A few of my favorite films are:
The Godfather trilogy, Back to the Future trilogy, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Braveheart.

5. Three things I can’t live without are:
My wife, great food, and music.

6. My number one hobby is:
Right now, it is jogging daily!

7. If you could perform with any singer, retired or deceased, who would it be? 
Cesare Siepi.
8. If you weren’t a singer, what profession would you be in? 

9. What role do you wish you could sing that you could never sing because it’s the wrong voice type/gender? 
Rodolfo in La bohème.

10. Describe your favorite moment on stage. 
My favorite moment on stage was when I was the King in Aida with Portland Opera, when I had to step onto a moving turntable during the Triumphal March and somehow managed not to fall over despite the long, heavy robe of my costume. Also, during that same scene, getting to have Greer Grimsley and Lisa Daltirus singing away with me! 

See Jeffrey in Madison Opera’s production of Handel’s Acis and Galatea January 10-13 in The Playhouse at Overture Center. Tickets start at just $20, but they’re going fast!

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