Tempo 10 with Polina Saprygina

ah-polina-9-25-13Get to know one of our Tempo board members through these 10 questions.

Polina has been a Tempo Member for 3 years and a board member for 2

Q: Why are you involved in Tempo?
A: It’s a great way to learn about opera, and they throw really fun parties.

Q: How would you describe Tempo to someone who has never heard of it?
A: Tempo is a community of opera newbies and opera connoisseurs who work together to promote the opera art form and make it more approachable to the young generation.

Q: What’s the most memorable Minnesota Opera production you’ve seen, and why did you enjoy it?
A: Manon Lescaut - Kelly Kaduce has such a breathtaking voice, I really enjoyed her performance. But I am looking forward to seeing Magic Flute at the end of the season because I’m really intrigued by the animation techniques Komische Oper Berlin uses.

Q: Besides classical music, what types of music are you into?
A: Pretty much anything and everything; I’m a bit of a junkie in that sense.

Q: What do you do for a living?
A: I do IT Audit for a medical device company

Q: If you had to choose a different field of work, what would you pick?
A: I’d be a cat sitter. I love cats!

Q: What is your favorite Twin Cities hangout?
A: Muddy Waters in uptown

Q: What is your guilty pleasure?
A: I love cheese

Q: What is your most treasured possession?
A: Not really a possession – but I treasure most my family, relatives and friends. For everything else there is MasterCard :)

Q: When and where are you happiest?
A: On the opening night of the opera, in the Ordway :)

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