In this episode of “On Deck,” Amy Faust chats with Audrey Opsahl, a 17 year-old singer with the Pacific Youth Choir and the Cleveland High School Choir. She’s gone from screaming random, original songs as a toddler to singing opera, which she fell in love with after a stint in the children’s chorus for Portland Opera‘s 2015 production of Carmen. Audrey says the singer in the title role, Sandra Piques Eddy, was so encouraging and kind that it literally altered the course of her life, and she plans to study opera at the college level. She’s also planning to (virtually) attend the Boston University Tanglewood Institute this summer after successfully auditioning for a slot.
This episode of “On Deck” has a nice surprise appearance from Ms. Eddy, and more stories from behind the scenes of Carmen.