Ten Questions with…
Allisanne Apple, soprano
The Marquise of Berkenfeld in The Daughter of the Regiment
1. My favorite thing about being a singer is:
Singing and performing go hand-in-hand. What I like best is when people are moved by a performance, either to laughter or to tears.
2. The greatest challenge in being a singer is:
3. A live music performance I’ve attended that I will never forget is: Hearing Renée Fleming live at Ravinia. Her singing was exquisite and flawless.
4. A few of my favorite films are:
Singin’ in the Rain, Moonstruck, and the seven hour version of Pride and Prejudice!
5. Three things I can’t live without are:
My family (including the dog), my garden, and COOKIES!
6. My number one hobby is:
7. If you could perform with any singer, retired or deceased, who would it be?
Hmmm, that’s a difficult one — there are so many wonderful singers. First thought? Janet Baker.
8. If you weren’t a singer, what profession would you be in?Probably acting. Or else, organic farming.
9. What role do you wish you could sing that you could never sing because it’s the wrong voice type/gender?
Boris Godunov, Mephistopheles in Faust – love those bass-baritones. Otherwise, any Puccini soprano role. Sigh.
10. Describe your favorite moment on stage.
There isn’t just one, but a favorite performance was when I was in Madison Opera’s production of Sondheim’s Side by Side, with John DeMain and Ann Stanke on the two pianos. They were fabulous.
See Allisanne in Madison Opera’s production of Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment (La Fille du Régiment) February 7 & 9 in the Capitol Theater at Overture Center. Tickets start at just $25.