Name: Katrin Poemmerl
Voice Type: Soprano
Hometown: Munich, Germany
Is this your first time performing with DragonDiva?
Yes, it is. I am extremely looking forward to singing Susanna with this exciting company!
If this is your first time, what attracted you to DragonDiva?
I’m lucky to have worked with the artistic team before. Their energy and poise is addictive and I’ve learned so much from them in the short time I’ve known them.
Favourite thing about the role you are playing in Figaro?
Susanna is a woman of so many layers, her love for Figaro, her excitement about their wedding, her deep friendship towards Cherubino and the Countess. She is so versatile. Every single time I open my score I find a new character trait. Discovering these little nuances is so exciting!
Where did you find inspiration for your role?
A lot came by reading the original Beaumarchais play and by doing my own translation of the Italian text. It’s so conversational and the characters’ reactions are very natural.
What do you enjoy about Mozart?
The ensembles! They are my absolute favourite! Mozart is a genius! Who else can manage to write beautiful melodic ensembles in which every character sings his/her own words and it all makes sense!
Why should people come see this show?
Marriage of Figaro is not just a classic, but also a perfect first opera. You get love, deceit, comedy, friendship and so so much more. Not to mention our Indian take on it will for sure make you leave the theatre with a huge smile on your face. Ah, these Bhangra moves!
Do you have a secret talent other than singing?
I love cooking and baking and inventing new delicious concoctions!
Favourite non-classical music?
German Rock…I admit it!
Favourite quality in a person?
Loyalty and honesty.
Any upcoming performances you want to share?
I am looking forward to singing at an opera gala concert in Abbotsford in September.