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2018-04-22 16:05:00

10 Questions with Elizabeth Caballero

10 Questions with Elizabeth Caballero 

Elizabeth Caballero  Florencia Grimaldi in Florencia en el Amazonas  1.  Where were you born and raised? I was born in Havana, Cuba and came to the USA in the 1980 Mariel Boatlift as a child with my family. I grew up in Miami, Florida. 2.  If you weren’t a singer, what profession would you be in? Probably something involved with animals.  3.  The first opera I was ever in was… Gosh, I don't remember. I want to say Trouble in Tahiti?  4.  My favorite opera is… Usually the one I'm singing at the moment.  5.  My favorite food to cook or eat is… Recently I've gotten really good at making Chicken Francese. My favorite food to eat is pizza.  6.  People would be surprised to know… I didn't discover opera until college.  7.  If I could cruise down any river in the world, it would be ...  […]

10 Questions with Mackenzie Whitney

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2018-04-20 13:12:00

10 Questions with Mackenzie Whitney 

Mackenzie Whitney  Arcadio in Florencia en el Amazonas  1.  Where were you born and raised? I was born and raised in Janesville, Iowa, a little over a 3 hour drive from here.  2.  If you weren’t a singer, what profession would you be in? Possibly something in real estate, or something involving the environment. 3.  The first opera I was ever in was… In my sophomore year at the University of Northern Iowa, I was the scribe Ezekial Cheever in The Crucible.  4.  My favorite opera is… It's hard to beat Carmen for me. I do enjoy all genres,  but operas more in the verismo realm are what I find myself drawn to more often than not. It's all about the drama for me.  5.  My favorite food to cook or eat is… I love all foods, but if you twisted my arm […]

10 Questions with Kristine McIntyre

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2018-04-18 22:25:00

10 Questions with Kristine McIntyre 

Kristine McIntyre Stage Director of Florencia en el Amazonas  1.  Where were you born and raised? Philadelphia, then San Diego. 2.  If you weren’t a stage director, what profession would you be in? A film director or a doctor (I was pre-med in college. I was supposed to be a neurosurgeon).  3.  The first opera I ever directed was… The Barber of Seville - remounting a production for the WOT tour. First show of my own was Dialogues of the Carmelites!  4.  My favorite opera is… ...whatever I'm working on at the moment. Seriously, directing is like falling in love. You should be faithful - at least for a while.  5.  My favorite food is… Chocolate. In every form.  6.  People would be surprised to know… I love baseball and knitting.  7.  If I could cruise down any river in the world, it would be ...  ...through […]

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2018-04-17 22:14:00

10 Questions with Adriana Zabala 

Adriana Zabala Paula in Florencia en el Amazonas  1.  Where were you born and raised? Hatched in a place long ago and far away, but raised in Miami, Caracas, and Houston.  2.  If you weren’t a singer, what profession would you be in? Art Historian, architect, or explorer.  3.  The first opera I was ever in was… Gianni Schicchi! 4.  My favorite opera is… The Marriage of Figaro.  5.  My favorite food to cook or eat is… ...almost anything Mediterranean.  6.  People would be surprised to know… My Cuban grandfather was a major league pitcher with the New York Giants.  7.  If I could cruise down any river in the world, it would be ...  ... Amazonas! 8.  I like to binge-watch… I like to binge-READ Graham Greene, Trollope, Zadie Smith. Ok, ok, I watch some things too - Versailles, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, […]

10 Questions with Adriana Zabala

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2018-04-16 00:05:00

10 Questions with Nmon Ford 

Nmon Ford Riolobo in Florencia en el Amazonas  1.  Where were you born and raised? Born and raised in Southern California.  2.  If you weren’t a singer, what profession would you be in? Dance music producer. 3.  The first opera I was ever in was… Mozart's Bastien und Bastienne. 4.  My favorite opera is… Tough question! As of this afternoon, Verdi's Don Carlo.  5.  My favorite food to cook or eat is… Cook: stir fry; Eat: Thai, Thai, Thai ...  6.  People would be surprised to know… Art films put me straight to sleep.  7.  If I could cruise down any river in the world, it would be ...  Colorado, maybe?  8.  I like to binge-watch… House of Cards.   9.  What four people would you like to invite for a dinner party? Jesus, Oscar Micheaux, Leontyne Price, and Prince.  10.  Everyone should see Florencia en […]

10 Questions with Nmon Ford

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2018-04-14 15:44:00

Ashraf Sewailam  Capitán in Florencia en el Amazonas  1.  Where were you born and raised? Cairo, Egypt - born and raised until I was 25 and came to the US to study singing.  2.  If you weren’t a singer, what profession would you be in? Truck driver, playing opera full-blast.  3.  The first opera I was ever in was… Le nozze di Figaro in Arabic translation at the Cairo Opera House, March 10, 1988. I performed Bartolo and Antonio.  4.  My favorite opera is… ...Verdi's Falstaff.  5.  My favorite food to cook or eat is… I love cooking Thanksgiving food, all of it. Also, fixing Egyptian fava beans in about a dozen ways.  6.  People would be surprised to know… I'm the Arabic dubbing voice of Mickey Mouse, Ursula in The Little Mermaid, Louis in The Princess and the Frog, and Slim in A […]

The MadOpera Blog

2018-04-10 17:09:00

10 Questions with Rachel Sterrenberg 

Rachel SterrenbergRosalba in Florencia en el Amazonas  1.  Where were you born and raised? I was born in South Bend, Indiana, but I was raised in a small town an hour east of Atlanta, Georgia called MADISON!  2.  If you weren’t a singer, what profession would you be in? I think I would make a really good professional organizer! I take great care and pride in being really organized and neat. 3.  The first opera I was ever in was… In college there was a professor who was also a composer, and he wrote an opera about Abraham Lincoln that our college of music performed. I sang one of the townswomen!  4.  My favorite opera is… Right now (because it changes all the time), it is Massenet's Cendrillon (the duets with Cinderella and the Prince are breathtaking), and Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. I would be remiss […]

10 Questions with Rachel Sterrenberg

10 Questions with Levi Hernandez

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2018-04-09 17:13:00

10 Questions with Levi Hernandez 

Levi HernandezAlvaro in Florencia en el Amazonas  1.  Where were you born and raised? I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas.  2.  If you weren’t a singer, what profession would you be in? Hard question!  Some kind of surgical tech.  Both of my siblings are in the medical field (my sister is a doctor and my brother is a nurse), so maybe I have that in me somehow.  3.  The first opera I was ever in was… Don Giovanni in El Paso. I understudied Masetto.  4.  My favorite opera is… The Rake's Progress.  5.  My favorite food to cook or eat is… Anything Greek! I can't make it, but I love it. Enchiladas are my favorite to make.  6.  People would be surprised to know… I just recently went back to school for my Master's degree while maintaining a career.  7.  If I could cruise down […]

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2018-02-02 18:19:00

10 Questions with Amanda Woodbury

10 Questions with Amanda Woodbury 

Amanda WoodburyKonstanze,The Abduction from the Seraglio 1.¬†¬†Where were you born and raised? Born in Phoenix, AZ and raised in Dallas, TX. 2.¬†¬†If you weren‚Äôt a singer, what profession would you be in? Espionage! 3.¬†¬†The first opera I was ever in was‚Ķ Tha√Įs - in the chorus. 4.¬†¬†My favorite opera is‚Ķ La Traviata. 5.¬†¬†My favorite food to eat is‚Ķ Tex-Mex. 6.¬†¬†People would be surprised to know‚Ķ I lived in England as a kid. 7.¬†¬†If I could travel anywhere, real or fantasy, I would travel to‚Ķ Hogwarts! 8.¬†¬†I like to binge-watch‚Ķ Monk, Psych, or Alias. 9.¬†¬†What four people would you like to invite for a dinner party? I have a lot of fun with my siblings so I would probably invite all four of them. 10.¬†¬†Everyone should see¬†The Abduction from the Seraglio¬†because‚Ķ.¬† It has a little bit of everything! [‚Ķ]

The MadOpera Blog

2018-02-02 18:19:00

10 Questions with Amanda Woodbury

10 Questions with Amanda Woodbury 

Amanda WoodburyKonstanze,The Abduction from the Seraglio 1.¬†¬†Where were you born and raised? Born in Phoenix, AZ and raised in Dallas, TX. 2.¬†¬†If you weren‚Äôt a singer, what profession would you be in? Espionage! 3.¬†¬†The first opera I was ever in was‚Ķ Tha√Įs - in the chorus. 4.¬†¬†My favorite opera is‚Ķ La Traviata. 5.¬†¬†My favorite food to eat is‚Ķ Tex-Mex. 6.¬†¬†People would be surprised to know‚Ķ I lived in England as a kid. 7.¬†¬†If I could travel anywhere, real or fantasy, I would travel to‚Ķ Hogwarts! 8.¬†¬†I like to binge-watch‚Ķ Monk, Psych, or Alias. 9.¬†¬†What four people would you like to invite for a dinner party? I have a lot of fun with my siblings so I would probably invite all four of them. 10.¬†¬†Everyone should see¬†The Abduction from the Seraglio¬†because‚Ķ.¬† It has a little bit of everything! [‚Ķ]

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