Ten Questions with Allisanne Apple

Ten Questions with
Allisanne Apple, mezzo
Gertrude in Romeo and Juliet

1.  Where were you born / raised? 
Born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin.

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

3.  The first opera I was ever in was…
The Marriage of Figaro.

4.  My favorite opera is…
Carmen.

5.  My favorite pre-show / post-show meal is…
A cookie and coffee.  And for breakfast… lunch…  midnight snack…

6.  People would be surprised to know that
I worked on two space shuttle missions in the late 1980s, early 1990s. 

7.  A few of my favorite books are
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Our Mutual Friend, and the latest Janet Evanovich craziness.

8.  What do you like to binge-watch?
Parenthood, Longmire.

9.  What four people (living or deceased) would you like to invite for a dinner party?
Michelle Obama, Betty White, George Carlin, the Dalai Lama.

10.  Everyone should see Romeo and Juliet because….
Who doesn’t love a love story?

Don’t miss the chance to see Allisanne in Romeo and Juliet, as Shakespeare’s classic work comes to ravishing operatic life.  Performances are November 4 and 6 in Overture Hall.  Tickets start at $18; visit madisonopera.org for more information.

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