“No make-up!”…Nelly Miricioiu

Which is the main feature of your personality?
Love.
Your worst flaw?
Demanding.
Which is your sign?
Aries.
Are you superstitious?
Sometimes.
What did you dream to become as an adult when you were a child?
A good person.
Which are your favorite readings?
Thomas Mann, Guy de Maupassant.
Which is the book you have loved the most so far?

Osho “The Tantra”.
Did your family influence your choices?

Yes.
Was music a vocation?

Yes, always. 
What’s missing in your life today?

There always room for wanting something else but I cannot say that is something essentially missing in my life.
The greatest disappointment?

I decided a long time ago not to have great expectations and therefore not to have great disappointments. Life is a gift
and I want to enjoy that!
Which is your most cherished memory?
The birth of my son, Daniel. 
How important is money to you?

Of course it’s important but I would never sell my soul for money. 
Which is the item you like spending money on the most?

Make-up, books (Cooking, voice and biographies). 
Do you collect anything?
Memories…
Do you have a recurrent dream?
Yes, going back to Ceausecu’s Romania and being held hostage by the comunist I originally left my homeland to escape. 
What are you afraid of the most?

In god’s disappointment. 
Which is your most ambitious dream?

I don’t really have one. 
The moment you felt the proudest?

There are many but on becoming a mum. 
Your biggest challenge?

“La voix humain” performed at 57 years old. 
What or who makes you feel embarrassed?

When you have children you loose the notion of embarassment.
Which is the situation you consider the most relaxing?

Talking to my husband about spiritual experiences or the philosophy of life  and death.
Your favorite subject at school?

Liteatrure.
Favorite city?

London. 
Favorite color?

White. 
Favorite flower?
“Ghiocei” (Snow drop).
The holiday or the trip you’d like to take?

I am not really a holiday person and places are beautiful when I am in a right place at the right time with the right people. 
Day or night?

Both have their own possibilties. 
Tell us your ideal day.

Every day can be ideal. 
Which is your hideaway?

Playng the piano with only myself for an audiance. 
The film you love the most?

“Gone with the wind”. 
Your favorite season?
Spring. 
Which is the place where cooking is the worst ever?

I have no such place because I like do the cooking myself.
How would you define your relation with food ?

Being in love with love.
Your favourite dish?
Depends on the day and on the mood but I do favour  “Benihana” cooking.
The dish you cook the best?
Soups (its very traditional in Moldavia, Romania were  I was born). 
Red or white wine?
Prosecco! 
What’s never missing in your refrigerator?
Cheese. 
What’s your weakness in kitchen?
Double cream. 
What’s the soundtrack to your life?
Nature’s sounds. 
Your favourite singer?

There are many but if you twist my arm……Renata Scotto. 
What would you want someone who doesn’t know your voice to listen to?
My “belcanto” roles.
How did your voice change through the years and how do you take care of it, choosing the roles and the repertoire to perform?

As in life  I try very hard to be ballenced in everything. 
If you were granted the chance to choose a role, which one would it be?
Manon Lescaut”.
Which is the first record you ever bought?
Maria Tanase (Romania folk singer). 
How’s your attitude towards TV ?
It helps me to switch off from my very intense days of work. 
What do you do an hour prior to go on stage?
Vocalise. 
What’s never missing in your dressing room?
My desire to make people happy. 
What do you think of when looking at yourself in the mirror?

Whether my eyes are bright or sad. 
How would you prefer to die ?

Without pain and peace with my family, friends and the world. 
Your mood at the moment?

At this moment sad but believing in the next moment an that everything is possible.
What’s your motto?

Never give up and challange yourself endlessly.


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