In addition to choirs and operas, Mr. Lebow has some soundtrack recordings to his name as well as a Democratic National Convention wherein he was handpicked in 2000 to sing a solo performance of "There's a Hero" for Al Gore's presidential campaign. (Despite the performance, George W. Bush ultimately won the controversial election).
Opera Idols: Do you have a favorite opera/aria/composer?
Theo Lebow: Falstaff...I have a strong sentimental connection to it, since I just performed it in May. It was such an amazing experience especially since it was at school and I was performing with all of my friends!
TL: Have fun and do not, whatever you do, second guess yourself. You are always a work in progress and the most important thing is to enjoy what it is you are doing.
OI: What have you enjoyed about these MONC ER auditions?
TL: I am just happy to be in the regional finals and that the judges saw something in me that they liked. I loved singing for the audience as well!
OI: Do you have any preparation or post-audition rituals or techniques?TL: Anything electronic helps me to mentally relax before and after an audition, like playing a video game....My friends are also a wonderful source of support. My teacher is always a tremendous help; in addition to being one of the most optimistic and supportive people I know, we did a 7-minute meditation today which really calmed me down.