Describe your role with Portland Opera
I’ve been singing with the Portland Opera chorus for roughly three years now, singing in La Bohème, Madame Butterfly and a few Big Night concerts as well.
What music/book/movie/show/poem/place/moment is currently inspiring you?
I see a lot of inspiration in the activism that has been displayed in our city. I believe a push for a very important dialogue on social justice issues is being made, and it to me is inspiring to see people working everyday during a pandemic for issues they believe in.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
The very first memory I have of what I want to be was an astronaut. Space and the idea of doing something only a few others have done sounds very interesting.
In my free time, you can usually find me...
Cooking something new, playing with my kitten “Mochi”, and probably humming a tune ranging from opera to Childish Gambino.
What has your favorite quarantine activity been?
Seeing what different classical music organizations have come up with during this unique year. There have been so many cool projects occurring across the country.
What is your favorite Portland Opera memory?
It probably has to be being told by our stage director to walk up and make a move on Mimi in La Bohème, only to be chased off by Rodolfo every night.