Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Meet the Singers: Cooper Nolan
Opera Idols: Do you have a favourite opera/aria/composer?
Cooper Nolan: I started off with Pavarotti, he was a great introduction, and I've really enjoyed listening to other singers since.
OI: Do you come from a musical family? Any singers?
CN: I am the sole singer and musician in my family.
OI: Any advice to future auditioners/opera singers?
CN: Your voice is good enough. You are good enough to do this. If you've been called to it and enough people tell you that you are good, you are. Don't try and sound 40 when you are 20 .
OI: Any highlights during these MONC ER auditions?
CN: When my audition is over... A lot goes into the audition so it is really nice to unwind afterward.
OI: Do you have any techniques to relax after an audition?
CN: Being with friends, and being with my girlfriend Lori Guilbeau (a 2010 MONC winner).