Jessica Rose Nelson
2018 Summer Opera Festival ROLE: Novice in Suor Angelica
What are you looking forward to most about preparing your role? The first time I sang this opera, I was the Mistress of the Novices. Now I'm the Novice. It is quite entertaining preparing the other side of the conversation.
If you had to choose a pop song that best describes the character you are portraying, what would it be? Backstreet Boys - Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely
What do you think will be the most challenging part about preparing your role? Having done the opera twice in Italian, it is a bit of a challenge relearning it in English.
Why do you love to sing opera? Opera is so expressive, and singing opera is truly a full body experience. It's fun, fulfilling, and you get to work with many wonderful people.
Aside from singing, name a talent/stupid human trick/hobby others might not be aware of .... I enjoy reading ridiculous cozy mysteries and sci-fi books while I'm at the gym.