In the Park with Jeni Houser

Jeni Houser


  1. Where were you born and raised?
    Stoughton, Wisconsin.
  2. What is in your ideal picnic basket?
    The classics:  cheese, crackers, fruit, and wine.
  3. What has been your most memorable moment performing outside?
    A few years ago, David and I performed together at an outdoor concert similar to Madison Opera’s Opera in the Park and announced our engagement before singing a love duet!
  4. What is your favorite outdoor performance you’ve attended?
    We saw our favorite band, Lake Street Dive, in a beautiful outdoor venue earlier this summer, with the sun setting behind the stage – that was pretty magical.
  5. What is your favorite summertime activity?
    Grilling and playing lawn games like bocce, kubb, and bags (cornhole).
  6. Describe your ideal vacation.
    Staying in a mountain cabin, hiking during the day and cooking good food in the evening.
  7. Bonus: one question you wish someone would ask you.
    Q: Can you sing the alphabet backwards?
    A: Yes, I can!  Thanks for asking.

Find out more about Jeni and our other Opera in the Park 2019 Artists – and don’t miss the concert on July 20!




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