1. My favorite thing about being a singer is:
2. The greatest challenge in being a singer is:
Staying healthy. So many things affect the singer’s instrument: weather, travel, sleep, diet, hydration, allergies, over/under use, etc. Singers try to create the best possible environment in order to be healthy, but many of these factors are out of our control. The upside is that no live performance will ever be exactly like another, which leaves room for spontaneous and wonderful things to happen on stage.
3. A live music performance I’ve attended that I will never forget is:
My first opera. I was 7 years old and attended a college production of La Traviata and was totally captivated. I loved the music, the costumes, the set, and was so mad at the end because I didn’t want Violetta to die! Immediately after leaving the theater, I locked myself in my room so nobody could hear me pretend to sing like an opera singer.
4. A few of my favorite films are:
5. Three things I can’t live without are:
6. My number one hobby is:
7. If you could perform with any singer, retired or deceased, who would it be?
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?
10. Describe your favorite moment on stage.
The first time I’m on stage with the orchestra always overwhelms me with joy. The wash of sound and energy that rises up from the pit is so invigorating, and it always reminds me of how blessed I am to be able to do what I love.