Meet the Artists – Benjamin Liupaogo

Benjamin Liupaogo

Mr. Erlanson

  1. Where were you born and raised?
    I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  2. If you weren’t a singer, what profession would you be in?
    I would probably be in the medical field.
  3. The first opera I was ever in was…
    Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld.
  4. My favorite opera is…
    Puccini’s La Bohème.
  5. My favorite food to eat is…
    Mexican food.
  6. People would be surprised to know that…
    English is my second language.
  7. If I could spend a ‘weekend in the country’ anywhere, real or fantasy, I would visit…
    The South Pacific.
  8. I like to binge-watch…
    Bones, New Girl, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
  9. What four people (living or deceased) would you like to invite for a dinner party?
    Michelle Obama, Uzoamaka Nwanneka “Uzo” Aduba, Jennifer Hudson, and Viola Davis.
  10. Everyone should see A Little Night Music because….
    It’s an amazing piece of work and the cast is unbelievable.
  11. Bonus: One question you wish someone would ask you (and the answer).
    Q: What is your nationality or race?
    A: I am Polynesian, specifically Samoan.

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




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