Where do you look for inspiration?
A still small voice – when I am very quiet
What’s your favorite line from a play?
“intermission” (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum)
Is there anything you still dream of doing?
Yes – performing the role of Carmen (I spent a summer learning it once and never got to do it)
I feel most like myself when I ….
Am singing – no matter where, it makes me happy and calms all my stresses. Singing full out with a feeling deep in my being.
What’s the one thing nobody knows about you?
I was once a cantorial soloist in a synagogue – and I’m not Jewish. Actually, I was asked three times to lead services (one was a community seder).
Marie Ann Chenevey is an opera and concert singer in the New York area. Performances include Cherubino in Mozart’s “Le Nozze de Figaro,” Secretary in Menotti’s “The Consul” and a Lincoln Center debut in Mozart’s “Wegenhaus Messe”. On radio: WQXR and WNYC.