Tempo 10 with Leslie Carey


Get to know one of our Tempo board members through these 10 questions.

Q: Why are you involved in Tempo?
A: Opera is an important storytelling art form I would like to last beyond my generation (and Tempo members just have a good time in general).

Q: How would you describe Tempo to someone who has never heard of it?
A: A fun way for 20- and 30-somethings to mingle and enjoy opera together.

Q: What’s the most memorable production at Minnesota Opera you’ve seen, and why did you enjoy it?
A: I adored the 2011 MN Opera production of La Traviata – a gorgeous, classic piece and Elizabeth Futral knocked everyone’s socks off.

Q: Besides classical music, what types of music are you into?
A: My taste is fairly broad, everything from old big band and jazz to ’70s Motown and R&B to indie folk and rock. I love old sounds with a new twist.

Q: What do you do for a living?
A: I’m a marketing and project manager in K-12 education.

Q: If you had to choose a different field of work, what would you pick?
A: In another life I would be a chocolatier (and may yet…) or some other artisan food-crafter.

Q: What is your favorite Twin Cities hangout?
A: St. Anthony Main is just dripping with charm – the cobblestone road, vintage theater, patio eateries and unrivaled views of downtown Minneapolis and the Stone Arch Bridge. I love it.

Q: What is your guilty pleasure?
A: “True Blood.”

Q: What is your most treasured possession?
A: My passport.

Q: When and where are you happiest?
A: Living out of a bag while traveling internationally.

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