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.