1. What is something not too many people know about you?
I am a HUGE true crime fan! I love listening to podcasts like My Favorite Murder and watching shows like Criminal Minds to try to solve the mysteries as the drama unfolds. I'm also a big ol' book nerd and love settling down on my couch at the end of the day with a cup of tea and a murder mystery novel.
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
My music is my biggest passion, as clicheé as it sounds! As a singer, I love finding new shows to listen to and learn - from opera to musical theatre. I'm all over the place! But I also love finding a good yoga class to keep my mind and body in shape and I'll never say no to a good cup of coffee!
3. What are your goals for the future?
One of my biggest goals for the future is to perform music that means something to me, something I can really be proud of for putting out into the world. From making a statement to just making beautiful music, it's something that never gets old - there's always something new to look forward to.
4. What is your definition of success?
For me, success is being able to share music that makes people think and feel in new ways. I can't tell you how much work I put into each show to be able to truly understand a character from the inside out, and really understand their perspective on the world that surrounds them. Being able to have a conversation that's sparked from something seen in the show is one of my biggest rewards.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're currently working on.
Currently, I have a few projects I'm working on! On March 3, I am hosting a recital called "A Group Experience" at the Boston Conservatory. It's an event entirely formed in the art of collaboration with other artists and I can't wait to share all of our hard work.
In May, I have a few other exciting performances in the books! First is a premiere of new operas with Guerilla Opera in Boston on May 1. It's an amazing collaborative process as I get to witness the composers finding their libretto and putting it to music for the specific voices and instruments they have access to. Then, at the end of May, my colleague Megan Callahan (@megancallahanmezzo) and I have a recital of French mélodie and contemporary English song which will be concluding with Jake Heggie's set Facing Forwards / Looking Backwards.