Name: Tom Hasani
2018 Summer Opera Festival Role: Il Tabarro - Tinca
What are you looking forward to most about preparing your role?
I look forward to getting new music into my repertoire.
If you had to choose a pop song that best describes the character you are portraying, what would it be?
Raise Your Glass - PiNK
What do you think will be the most challenging part about preparing your role?
Memorizing the Italian. Memorization is always hard, especially with a language that is not your first.
Why do you love to sing opera?
For the last century, the face of Opera has been very Eurocentric and mostly enjoyed by people of privileged backgrounds. As a minority, I love to sing opera so I can show others that the world of opera is attainable. I sing to give minorities like me a reason to step forward and sing, give enthusiasts a face on stage they can relate to.
Aside from singing, name a talent/stupid human trick/hobby others might not be aware of ....
I can fold my tongue into three clovers.
5/15/2018 11:23:17 am
Way to go Tom...We are very Happy for you & excited for you..
6/17/2018 04:56:28 pm
I think some people can make really great ghost singers. It works well with those who really are not comfortable being in the limelight. It may not be glamorous at first but if you are going to see the bigger picture, it gives them more chance to focus on the quality of their voice and it's over all expression and appeal. Not having to worry about your looks can do great wonders to your craft. So next time you meet a ghost singer, it does not necessarily mean they are in that position because they don't look the part. They just all happen to be better singers than shallow beauty queen material.
7/4/2018 12:41:15 am
I know a lot of people who do great things and are equally talented yet they are really choosing to be away from the limelight most of the time. I think it's a good thing that you are now giving this singer the it deserves. I am sure they are equally talented but are not really getting that much attention since people are overly occupied with Los Angeles based artists. They don't look into theater or stage that much. Nowadays they are all just watching youtube and nothing more.
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