Meet the 2018 Crested Butte Opera Studio!
What is your hometown?
I am from Kingston, NY in the Hudson Valley (about two hours north of NYC)
Besides singing, what are some of your other interests, hobbies, or favorite things to do?
Besides singing I really enjoy traveling. Last summer I explored Hawaii and Los Angles and had a BLAST! I am looking forward to spending time In Colorado this summer. I also love animals, especially rabbits. I have a pet rabbit named Jacques who is quite the spunky little fellow. On the side I teach English as a second language to Chinese students, It's been wonderful meeting people from the opposite side of the globe and learning more about Chinese culture.
If you weren't an opera singer, what would you be?
When I first entered college I had my heart set on being a music teacher. I admired the choir teachers I had in the past and wanted to be just like them. But then I discovered opera and was immediately hooked.
What is your operatic dream role?
My dream role is Mimì in La bohème, it's my all-time favorite opera. I actually just saw it for the first time at the Metropolitan Opera recently celebrating my five-year anniversary with my boyfriend. I was awestruck and moved to tears in the final scene.