New Orleans Opera Blog – August 2021

Our final summer installment where some of the New Orleans Opera staff members tackle the Proust Questionnaire (kinda) by way of Vanity Fair with our own operatic flair:

Gina Klein, Director of Operations

Gina is pictured here in the 2019 Saints Kickoff Run 5K.

Describe your job in 25 words or less: Handling all of NOOA’s financial responsibilities including payroll, audits and anything that NOOA needs.

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Watching the sunset on a beach with an adult beverage in my hand.

What is your greatest fear? Fear of drowning.

Which living person do you most admire? Dalai Lama

Which historical figure do you most identify with? Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Who is your favorite composer? Mozart

Which opera did you see first? The Barber of Seville

What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Righteousness

What is your greatest extravagance? Flowering plants. Nothing like seeing them in bloom.

When and where were you happiest? Having my adult children home.

Which opera character would you most like to have dinner with? Sister Helen Prejean

What talent would you most like to have? Ability to carry a musical note.

What is it that you most dislike? Unkindness.

Who are your favorite writers? Really don’t have one. I read mostly fiction. Just finished The Paper Palace by Miranda Heller. Reading fiction is my escape.

What is your most treasured possession? My 4 furry puppies. They bring tons of joy. They love me unconditionally.

Chamber opera or Grand opera? Grand Opera!

Contemporary or Classic opera? Classic.