7. what was your life like last year?
It was a mix of both good and bad. I had a lot of personal stuff going on, so it was hellish at times. But in terms of opera, it was a fantastic year. I went to really awesome concerts, saw some incredible performances, I got to flirt with Simon Keenlyside at the Opera News Awards, I got to interview with Alice Coote. All in all, pretty awesome year.
34. most embarrassing moment
In high school, I was a drum major for my marching band. At our home show, which is a really big annual event (our school had a kick ass program) I conducted the last piece, so after I finished conducting, I had to turn around, salute the judges, and then climb down the 7 foot high platform. The ladder was only on one side of the platform, and I climbed down the wrong side. Basically, I fell off the platform and onto my butt in front of an entire football stadium full of people. The entire crowd went “OHHHHHHHHH” as I fell. Yeah, I was mortified.
50. favourite picture of your idol
I have so many, but these are my big two.