Ten Questions with Jamie Van Eyck

Ten Questions with…

Jamie Van Eyck, mezzo-soprano
Jade Boucher in Dead Man Walking

1. My favorite thing about being a singer is:

Having the opportunity to tell a story and communicate with an audience.

2. The greatest challenge in being a singer is: 
Managing the demanding schedule.

3. A live music performance I’ve attended that I will never forget is:

The Austin City Limits Festival, last year.

4. A few of my favorite films are: 
Life is Beautiful. 12 Years a Slave.

5. Three things I can’t live without are: 
As a singer: humidifier, neti pot, and lime mineral water.

6. My number one hobby is: 

7. If you could perform with any singer, retired or deceased, who would it be?
Leontyne Price!

8. If you weren’t a singer, what profession would you be in?

I might work in marketing or advertising.

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

10. Describe your favorite moment on stage. 

Any moment during a performance where I feel connected with my colleagues, and everyone is relaxed and energized.

Bonus: One question you wish someone would ask you (and the answer).
The question – “Can I buy you a new car?” 
My answer – “Of course, thanks!”

See Jamie in Madison Opera’s production of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking April 25 and 27 at Overture Hall. Tickets start at just $18!

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