WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
LAS VEGAS, NV
WHAT IS YOUR HERITAGE?
100% American----- Croation, Swedish, Irish, Lithuanian and Austrian
DOES ANYONE ELSE IN YOUR FAMILY SING?
No, they all sound like a herd of dying goats when they try. I did have a great great (maybe 3rd great) uncle in Vienna who was apparently an opera singer. His greatest claim to fame was that he started a family of something absurd like TEN children after the age of 70!
WHAT IS YOUR SIGN?
My birthday is November 22nd... I think Scorpio? It depends on the magazine I'm reading since I'm on the cusp. I don't believe in horoscopes though. Is Mercury always in retrograde? These things confuse me
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO ASIDE FROM SINGING?
I really love to go shopping... especially vintage shopping! I have a closet that is basically ready to explode at any moment. I've managed to start a highly successful group on Facebook where almost 3,000 opera singers joined and put their gowns up to sell, rent or purchase from each other. It makes sense. My gowns for the most part are all designer items. I only get to wear them a few times so, it's nice to help my colleagues out there! Diana Damrau, bought one of my Theia gowns and wore my Vera Wang for a photoshoot this past spring.
WHO ARE YOUR ROLE MODELS?
Beverly Sills! Although, she's not my favorite singer... I feel she did something more important for the art form than just singing. The woman had a lot of sadness in her life but, you'd never know by her great accomplishments!
She had a major operatic career, hosted a TV Show, wrote a scandalous autobiography and ran an opera company that employed American singers on the brink of international success.
I want to be like her one day. My goal is to make more of my life than just my art. I know that sounds really pompous but, I want to be an impresario! I want further generations of American singers to be able to survive and be supported.