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:
Ettore Bastianini
Mario Del Monaco
Giuseppe Giacomini

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?
Property Developer

6. Three operas you could happily never hear again:
Pelléas et Mélisande.
Albert Herring
Alcina

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
Terminator 2

9. Three favourite books:
The letters of Giuseppe Verdi
Fahrenheit 451(Bradbury)
The House of the Spirits(Allende)

10. Three favourite places in the world:
Spain
Rome
Hawaii

11. What...

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