NAME: Doug Rowland
2018 Summer Opera Festival ROLE: Luigi in Il Tabarro
What are you looking forward to most about preparing your role?
It's nice to revisit an opera you haven't sung in a while. This is a role I have sung before but only in a couple of scenes. I also will have been involved in a production of this opera, but in a different role, a couple of months before our show so the opera will be in my head by the time rehearsals start. Also it's short but intense
If you had to choose a pop song that best describes the character you are portraying, what would it be? Bon Jovi's Livin On a Prayer
What do you think will be the most challenging part about preparing your role? Having to, briefly, dance.
Why do you love to sing opera? The whole collaborative effort to bring a production to life. To work with people of such wonderful vocal ability and beauty.
Aside from singing, name a talent/stupid human trick/hobby others might not be aware of… I like photography