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.