Originally from Scarborough Ontario, Cappellazzo is a tenor who did musical theatre in high school and pursued classical opera after that! This year, he plays Tamino in The Magic Flute with HSOF. Find out more about The Magic Flute here:
The 2019 festival
This year, HSOF welcomes over 50 performers from around the world, including many from Nova Scotia and the Maritimes, all of whom underwent competitive auditions. We are excited to introduce Alexander Cappellazzo as a performer this summer!
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Q: When did you start studying voice? Where are you studying now?
A: “I started studying voice when I entered high school. I took lessons because I wanted to be serious about what I was doing. Eventually I was accepted to McGill University, where I continued my vocal and operatic studies until this year, in which I graduated.“
Q: What is the best part about starting a new opera?
A: “I love seeing the growth during the rehearsal process. You never know what choices everyone is going to bring to the table, so you have to see what they’re doing and adapt and react to them. Sometimes you may think you knew everything about your role, but through interaction with others you’ll reach a completely different conclusion.“
Q: Who is your biggest inspiration in the opera world?
A: “My inspiration as far as opera singers go is Fritz Wunderlich. Every time I hear him it is always wonderful, and inspirational.”
Q: Who is your biggest inspiration in the non-opera world?
A: “I have always been inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, with regards to the sheer amount of things he did and so many various fields. If he wanted to try something new, he would set his mind to it and do it.”