Meet the Artists – Benjamin Barlow

Benjamin Barlow


  1. Where were you born and raised?
    Born in Minneapolis, MN. Raised in Soldiers Grove, WI – America’s first solar village!
  2. What is your profession outside of the theater?
    I’m a Business Analyst in IT.
  3. The first opera I was ever in was…
    Madison Opera’s La Bohème in 2015, as a supernumerary.
  4. My favorite opera is…
    The Tales of Hoffman
  5. My favorite food to cook or eat is…
    Any pasta/lasagna, most commonly spaghetti.
  6. People would be surprised to know…
    …that I had a stroke at the age of 28; that I’m a skilled juggler and whistler; or that in a college production of Fiddler on the Roof, I did the full forward splits with a bottle on my head.
  7. If I could spend a ‘weekend in the country’ anywhere, real or fantasy, I would travel to…
    Norway. My ancestral background is mostly Norwegian. Lefsa anyone? 😋
  8. I like to binge-watch…
    Recently it was The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Can’t wait for season 3!
  9. What four people (living or deceased) would you like to invite for a dinner party?
    Albert Einstein, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, and Stephen Sondheim.
  10. Everyone should see A Little Night Music because….
    It is a true gem in Sondheim’s work that will have you waltzing out the doors!
  11. Bonus: One question you wish someone would ask you (and the answer).
    Q: With a degree in mathematics, you must love prime numbers, right?
    A:  No. Prime numbers are terrible.

Find out more about Benjamin and our other artists, and don’t miss the chance to see him perform Frid in A Little Night Music. Performances are February 8 and 10 in Capitol Theater.  Tickets start at $25!




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