Meet the Artists – Benjamin Liupaogo

Benjamin Liupaogo

The Hunter

  1. Where were you born and raised?
    Born in Castro Valley and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  2. If you weren’t a singer, what profession would you be in?
    A shrink.
  3. The first opera I was ever in was…
    Orpheus in the Underworld by Offenbach.
  4. My favorite opera is…
    Tosca by Puccini.
  5. My favorite food to cook is…
    Meat and rice.
  6. People would be surprised to know that…
    My ethnicity is Samoan.
  7. If I could be in any fairy-tale, I would be in…
    Lion King.
  8. I like to binge-watch…
    Game of Thrones.
  9. What four people (living or deceased) would you like to invite for a dinner party?
    My sister, mom, dad, and brother.
  10. Everyone should see Rusalka because….
    It is a stunning opera and the music is captivating.
  11. Bonus: One question you wish someone would ask you (and the answer).
    Q: Where do you want to travel next?
    A: Hawaii or South Pacific/Polynesia.

Find out more about Benjamin and our other artists, and don’t miss the chance to see her as the Hunter in Rusalka. Performances are April 26 and 28 in Overture Hall.  Tickets start at $18!

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