Name: Stephanie Mile
Voice Type: Coloratura Soprano
Hometown: West Vancouver, BC
Is this your first time performing with DragonDiva?
Yes indeed, and I am loving every minute of it!
If this is your first time, what attracted you to DragonDiva?
Mozart's wonderful opera Le Nozze Di Figaro is what attracted me to this company since I have never had the chance to sing in a comedic opera before, and Mozart is one of my favourite composers. The fact that I get to work with both John and Jeanine for the first time, is an amazing plus!
Favourite thing about the role you are playing in Figaro?
I love all the opportunities that Jeanine provides me with to perform lots of physical comedy in this delightful pants role. You'll have to come out to watch the show to see what I am talking about :)
Where did you find inspiration for your role?
I asked my male friends what were their experiences as a young pre-teen boy and got back a lot of information to use as my inspiration to bring Cherubino to life! (Best answer was: always think about women and cake!)
What do you enjoy about Mozart?
I very much enjoy both singing and listening to his creative and intricate melodies and harmonies within his operas and other compositions and how the music is crafted to enhance the libretto. The Magic Flute, Don Giovani and Le Nozze Di Figaro are among my favourite operas because of Mozart's genius.
Why should people come see this show?
The chance to see yours truly run around and try to dance like a young Indian boy...what other reason could there be? :)
Do you have a secret talent other than singing?
I do very much enjoy creating my own compositions, right now with piano and voice only. One day, when I have enough time, I hope to be able to compose my own musical and maybe even my own opera!
Favourite non-classical music?
My not so secret love is musical theatre! Any chance I get to perform any music from this genre, whether in the shower or on stage, is a fantastic rush for me!
Favourite quality in a person?
Honesty and passion.
Any upcoming performances you want to share?
I am delighted to be performing in a non-profit summer music concert series in August!