Name: Riley McMitchell
Voice Type: baritone
Hometown: Port Coquitlam
Is this your first time performing with DragonDiva?
Nope. I’ve gotten around ha ha. This is my fourth show with DragonDiva. I guess that makes me an addict. I’ve always liked that the concept for every show is unique and interesting.
If this is not your first time, what made you come back to DragonDiva?
I keep coming back because I love the quality of the shows and the people in them.
Favourite thing about the role you are playing in Figaro?
Since my nick name has always been ‘Smiley Riley’ I am appreciating the stretch of playing a villain. Well, he’s not necessarily a villain but definitely a creepy letch.
Where did you find inspiration for your role?
The actor Gregg Henry (in basically any role he plays), Christian Bale in American Psycho, Kiefer Sutherland in The Lost Boys
What do you enjoy about Mozart?
I love the challenge of singing the ‘Mozart line’. His music is so good for singers. It exposes all your flaws and definitely keeps you on your game.
Why should people come see this show?
This show will be amazing. The cast is very strong and the concept will be interesting and visually stunning.
Do you have a secret talent other than singing?
I have recently started tap dance lessons. It is a secret not because it’s a talent but because I am really not very good yet at all.
Favourite non-classical music?
I love all the music of Latin America……any style really.
Favourite quality in a person?
Intelligence…………… “beauty fades but dumb is forever” Bianca del Rio
Any upcoming performances you want to share?
I am singing in the start up performances of a new opera company Opera Opulenza