Describe your role with Portland Opera
I’ve been singing Tenor with a Portland Opera chorus for five years. My the involvement in the opera chorus includes dancing, acting, singing and community outreach.
What music/book/movie/show/poem/place/moment is currently inspiring you?
James Baldwin is an author that currently inspires me.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
As a child, I grew up in a very musical home. At the age of 7 I was drawn to both classical music and Marvel. I quickly realized there was connection to both worlds and that I could live out both hobbies on the big stage through classical music and musical theater.
Today, I am a full-time musician, performer, and a creative film director.
In my free time, you can usually find me...
In my free time you can find me collaborating with artists from around the world to create both visual and musical bodies of work that speak to the times.
What has your favorite quarantine activity been?
My favorite quarantine activity has been diversifying my cooking skills in the kitchen.
What is your favorite Portland Opera memory?
My favorite Portland Opera memory would have to be my first production in the PO chorus: Pirates of Penzance.
The heavy choreography and energy-charged music pushed each chorus member to physically give their all on stage.