When great opera singers make appearances in Montreal, I really try my best to go see them perform. So when I heard that Lise Davidsen, Michael Schade and Luca Pisaroni were to perform Fidelio at Maison symphonique de Montreal with Yannick Nezet-Seguin and the Orchestre Metropolitain's, not attending a performance was just not an option.
And it gets better guys.
Thank God for social media, seriously. I knew someone who knew someone and after a few DMs, was able to get a private interview with Italian bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni. I met him and his wife Cate (find out at the end how Cate is just as awseome as Luca!) at their hotel around 6pm the day of the first performance of Fidelio. They told me right away that we wouldn't have much time so I went straight to the point and got started. Sorry - not sorry - if the questions jump from one topic to another.