He’s not fond of Florence Foster Jenkins, but this baritone would have loved to have sung with Mario Del Monaco.
1. Three pieces of music you love:
Prokofiev Violin Concert No 2, Second Movement
Hahn L’heure exquise
Giordano Andrea Chenier – the whole damn opera!
2. Three all time vocal heroes:
Mario Del Monaco
3. Which non-opera singer would you least like to see or hear sing opera?
Florence Foster Jenkins
4. Three underrated operas you’d love to see performed:
Giordano Andrea Chenier
Catán Florencia en el Amazonas
Bellini Il pirata
5. If you weren’t an opera singer, what would you most like to be?
6. Three operas you could happily never hear again:
Pelléas et Mélisande.
7. Your most memorable musical experience in an audience:
A Zarzuela group performed at the Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House over 20 years ago – the tenor who sang No puede serwas magnificent
Ekaterina Siurina and José Carbó in Opera Australia’s new production of The Pearlfishers © Keith Saunders
8. Three favourite films:
Stars Wars: A New Hope
I am Sam
9. Three favourite books:
The letters of Giuseppe Verdi
The House of the Spirits(Allende)
10. Three favourite places in the world: