Opera Idols: How did you become an opera singer?
Adam Ulrich: I studied musical theatre as a kid up through to my undergraduate degree. I had a voice teacher who was a veteran opera singer who encouraged me to pursue opera so in graduate school I went in this direction.
AU: There is not another trained singer in my family, however my grandmother's brother performed in a Big Band during the 1940's.
AU: Donizetti's Elixir of Love and Lucia de Lammermoor, and La Traviata
OI: Any advice to future auditioners/opera singers?
AU: Every time you sing, give a performance. A audition is never anything less or more than a performance.
OI: What has been your best experience at these MONC ER auditions?
AU: My favorite moment was getting to call my teacher to let her know that I had won the District Auditions.
OI: Do you have any techniques to relax after an audition or any preparation methods on the day of an audition like this?
AU: I like to exercise on the day of singing because it awakens my body and my voice.