Cassandra Koob, soprano
Quartet, Little Women
1. Where were you born / raised?
Minnesota born and raised! Specifically born in Edina and raising in Bloomington.
2. If you weren’t a singer, what profession would you be in?
My senior year of high school, I had two paths… Music at University of Minnesota or architecture at College of St. Benedict. So I almost went to college to design buildings. It’s probably a good thing that I didn’t go into that.
3. The first opera I was ever in was…
Freshman year of college, I was a chorister in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.
4. My favorite opera is…
That’s so hard! I’m partial to French repertoire: Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Massenet’s Manon and Werther. Adamo’s Little Women is becoming a new favorite!
5. My favorite pre/post-show meal is…
Healthy food pre-show. Fried food post-show. And beer!
6. People would be surprised to know that…
I’m legally blind without my contacts. So if I’m woken up at night, I may hit whoever is doing the waking (even if it’s my fiancé… because I can’t see!)
7. My favorite book to read growing up was…
8. If we were to turn on your ipod right now, what five artists / songs would we see on you recently-played list?
Adamo’s Little Women, Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment, Adele’s 25, Postmodern Jukebox.
9. What is the worst costume you’ve ever worn?
In college, I played Papagena in The Magic Flute. The “old lady” costume was only a black cloak, basically with football padding sewn in. I was a black bob!
10. Everyone should see Little Women because….
It’s a beautiful story and there won’t be a dry eye in the house!
Bonus: One question you wish someone would ask you (and the answer):
I am recently engaged, so…
Q: Would you like a $10,000 bonus for your dream wedding?
Don’t miss the chance to see Cassandra in Little Women, as this beloved American classic comes to vivid musical life! Performances are February 5 and 7 in the Capitol Theater. Tickets start at $25; visit madisonopera.org for more information.