Friday, February 2, 2018

10 Questions with Amanda Woodbury

Amanda Woodbury
Konstanze,
The Abduction from the Seraglio


1.  Where were you born and raised?
Born in Phoenix, AZ and raised in Dallas, TX.

2.  If you weren’t a singer, what profession would you be in?
Espionage!

3.  The first opera I was ever in was…
Thaïs - in the chorus.

4.  My favorite opera is…
La Traviata.

5.  My favorite food to eat is…
Tex-Mex.

6.  People would be surprised to know…
I lived in England as a kid.

7.  If I could travel anywhere, real or fantasy, I would travel to…
Hogwarts!

8.  I like to binge-watch…
Monk, Psych, or Alias.

9.  What four people would you like to invite for a dinner party?
I have a lot of fun with my siblings so I would probably invite all four of them.

10.  Everyone should see The Abduction from the Seraglio because…. 
It has a little bit of everything! All the love and passion in this piece makes it perfect for Valentine's Day.

11.  Bonus: One question you wish someone would ask you.  
Ask me about my baby boy Peter!



Don't miss the chance to see Amanda in the upcoming production of The Abduction from the Seraglio, Mozart's first major success. Performances are February 9 & February 11 in Capitol Theater.  Tickets start at $25; visit madisonopera.org for more information.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

10 Questions with David Walton

David Walton
Belmonte, The Abduction from the Seraglio



1.  Where were you born and raised?
Nashville, Tennessee.

2.  If you weren’t a singer, what profession would you be in?
Teacher.

3.  The first opera I was ever in was…
Aida.

4.  My favorite opera is…
Aida.

5.  My favorite food to eat is…
Spicy noodle/rice dishes

6.  People would be surprised to know…
I used to be 240 pounds and played high school football.

7.  If I could travel anywhere, real or fantasy, I would travel to…
Japan.

8.  I like to binge-watch…
Frasier.

9.  What four people would you like to invite for a dinner party?
Stephen Colbert, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, C.S. Lewis, and Benjamin Britten.

10.  Everyone should see The Abduction from the Seraglio because…. 
It’s a thrilling score, funny and charming libretto, and a relatable story about forgiveness and peace. 

11.  Bonus: One question you wish someone would ask you.  
Q: What is the one food item you absolutely WILL NOT eat?
A: Raw onions.



Don't miss the chance to see David in the upcoming production of The Abduction from the Seraglio, Mozart's first major success. Performances are February 9 & February 11 in Capitol Theater.  Tickets start at $25; visit madisonopera.org for more information.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

10 Questions with Matt Boehler


Matt Boehler
Osmin, 
The Abduction from the Seraglio





1.  Where were you born and raised?
Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2.  If you weren’t a singer, what profession would you be in?
Recording engineer. Or a fishmonger. I'm not sure, this is a hard question.

3.  The first opera I was ever in was…
The Marriage of Figaro. I was Antonio, the gardener.

4.  My favorite opera is…
Today? Salome. This answer will be different tomorrow.

5.  My favorite food to eat is…
This is intensely bougie, but...my favorite breakfast food right now is avocado toast. (IT'S PERFECT.)

6.  People would be surprised to know…
With a height of 6'7", you'd think I play basketball, right? I don't - if I had any talent for it, I'd have made my millions already.

7.  If I could travel anywhere, real or fantasy, I would travel to…
Xanadu.

8.  I like to binge-watch…
Chopped.

9.  What four people would you like to invite for a dinner party?
Julia Child, Jacques Pepin, Thomas Keller, Alice Waters. (I'm assuming this is a potluck.)

10.  Everyone should see The Abduction from the Seraglio because…. 
Abduction has some of Mozart's most extreme, ridiculous, and beautiful music.



Don't miss the chance to see Matt in the upcoming production of The Abduction from the Seraglio, Mozart's first major success. Performances are February 9 & February 11 in Capitol Theater.  Tickets start at $25; visit madisonopera.org for more information.