Voice Type: Soprano
Is this your first time performing with DragonDiva?
Yes, although it’s my first time with DragonDiva it is not my first time working with the fabulous directing team behind DragonDiva.
What attracted you to Candide?
I was in the middle of a rehearsal and John called me over to him, and he was like what are you doing this summer, and I said nothing and he told me to audition for DragonDiva’s production of Candide. I looked into the show and I fell inlove with the craziness of the show, and how it was a show that was silly and fun!
Favourite thing about the role you are playing in Candide?
The best thing about Paquette is she lives for fun and pleasure. She’s not serious like other roles I’ve played. She’s very sexy, and she lives for the party life. She loves to get dirty with men which is totally different from me so I love playing it up.
Where did you find inspiration for your role?
I get a lot of my inspiration from my cast members and directors. I feel like I play off of their energies and their characters and I am able to shape my characters that way.
Favourite part of Candide?
Definitely my lesson in Advanced Physics, I learn so much about how the female and male bodies work ;)
What attracted you to the operatic stage?
As a little girl I would sing and re-enact Disney movies. Opera is a great way to express your emotions and is a great way to share stories. It has always been part of my family from my mother’s side, and I just always had a love for performing.
Would you recommend this opera to someone who has never seen one? Why?
Yes I would because it’s a show that they can understand cause its in English and its not as serious as a lot of operas. It’s a silly story that I believe anyone can appreciate and share a lot of laughs with.
Favorite quote from Candide?
“WHEN ARE WE GOING TO GET SOME MORE RUBIES”
Do you have a secret talent other than singing?
I also do TV/Film acting, which is a huge passion of mine.
Favorite non-classical music?
I am inlove with Musical Theatre! Not to mention top forties anything with a beat to dance to is perfect!
Any upcoming performances you want to share?
I will be covering Norina in an upcoming production of Don Pasquale with the Opera Company: Opera Mariposa in October.
Sevan is a gifted and fearless actress that brings lots of verve and enthusiasm to our cast of Candide. Don't miss this future star in action! Candide runs August 18 at the Gabriola Island Theatre Festival and August 23-25 at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam. Did we mention that the coquitlam performances include a declicious dessert and coffee after the show?