WebAliceChungHeadshotAlice Chung, Mezzo-Soprano

Studio Artist

 

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Website: www.alicechungmezzo.com

Twitter: @chungyac

 

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We challenged Alice to a 30-second interview. Here is what she told us:
 
Q: What is your favorite opera?
A: My top favorite operas are Rossini's L'elisir d'amore and Menotti's The Consul.
 
Q: Who are your favorite singers?
A:  Some of my favorite singers are Marilyn Horne, Angela Meade, Jonas Kaufmann, Rene Pape, and Luciano Pavarotti.
 
Q: What are your dream roles?
A: Two of my dream roles are Azucena from Verdi's Il Trovatore and Dalila from Saint-Saens's Samson et Dalila.  Both are such controversial characters, and it would be so much fun and so rewarding getting to analyze and perform these roles.
 
Q: What was your favorite singing experience so far or your favorite role that you have performed?
A: I have a song I always love to perform.  It's called "George" from William Bolcom's Cabaret Songs.  "George” is delicately weaved with humor and operatic references, and is a wonderful model of art song as a vehicle for societal observation and criticism.
 
Q: What do you love about opera?
A: I love opera because it is such a holistic art that celebrates and critiques humanity. 
 
Q: What is your favorite flavor of icecream?
A: COFFEE!
 
Q: What else should we know?
A: Sometimes, I find myself in an awkward situation caused by sheer excitement over food like cream puffs and funnel cake.