- Where were you born and raised?
- What is in your ideal picnic basket?
A fresh crusty baguette, an assortment of cheeses, raspberries still warm from ripening in the sun, some sort of fresh salad, and dry sparkling wine or champagne! A bonus would be some really good pie.
- My most memorable moment performing outside was…
During my first summer singing at the Santa Fe Opera, a storm blew in during the last act of La Traviata. Since there’s a roof, we didn’t have to stop the performance, and the wind, rain and thunder made Violetta’s death scene so atmospheric!
- My favorite outdoor performance I’ve attended was…
Radiohead at Grant Park.
- My favorite summertime activity is…
I love hiking, biking, swimming in the lake…
- My ideal vacation is…
Spending time with my family in Door County (preferably in a cottage on the lake!).
Bonus: one question you wish someone would ask you.
Q: Is it true you’re called the Dairy Diva?
A: Only in my dreams, but maybe we should change that! Ha!
Find out more about Brenda and our other Opera in the Park 2018 Artists!