3 Questions with an LA Opera Intern

Caleb (center) with his fellow interns, Katherine Antonia Kenney, Marina Macias (left), Luis Rojas, Obioma Oguekwe, and Marella Martin (right)

Caleb (center) with his fellow interns, Katherine Antonia Kenney, Marina Macias (left), Luis Rojas, Obioma Oguekwe, and Marella Martin (right)

Why did you choose to pursue an internship at the LA Opera?
THIS IS LA OPERA!!!! (Major bragging rights)

In all seriousness though, opera has done so much for me. It has shaped me into the individual I am today. The idea that I could introduce others, especially young children, to this amazing art form gives me so much joy.

Caleb PhotoWhat do you like most about the opera – not the internship – but the art?

Opera tells the truth. At its core, this art form is about pure human relationships/experiences. Through the music, aesthetics, and the sheer genius of an artist/composer, opera reflects the world around us in the most honest form. Because of this honesty, opera is not a one-sided conversation (like some TV, or musicals can be). It directly involves the audience and affects their lives.

What surprised you most in this program, at the opera, about LA?LA Opera is a family. They may be a little crazy, but they all look out for each other. I didn’t expect the beauty of opera to be reflected “behind the scenes”. I was wrong.

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