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Company Profile: Steven Page, singer

What 3 things might people be surprised to learn about you?
I trained as a computer programmer...when computer installations were the size of large bungalows!
Subsequently, I became an intellectual property lawyer specialising in Trade Marks.
I appeared in a film (very low budget) called Tomorrow La Scala. Then, as luck would have it, five years later I performed at La Scala!

 

What has been your favourite role to date? Are there any still on your wish list that you would like to sing?
Probably Sweeney Todd - I performed this role with Opera North and the production was directed by David McVicar. My other favourite is Nick Shadow, to be directed in this Scottish Opera production by...David McVicar! I would like to perform all the baritone roles in Britten's Death in Venice and I am also a big Gilbert & Sullivan fan.

 

What do you do when you're not singing?
I love walking and I have two red setters that require a lot!
I enjoy messing about with my family on my father-in-law's boat.
Playing bridge on my computer.

 

What are you listening to at the moment?
The Man of La Mancha
 

If you weren't an opera singer, what would be your ideal job?
As a nipper I had a hankering to be a game warden in Kenya. However, you have to be a lot cleverer than I am to hold such a post. I would also have loved to be a dancer.

 

Tell us your favourite place to be in the world?
I was lucky enough to tour to New Zealand and want to drive my family the length of the two islands.
I had a holiday last year near Loch Laggan and you would be hard pushed to find a more breathtaking sight than that from the top of Carn Liath in the Monadhliath Mountains near the Cairngorms!

 

What is your proudest moment to date?
The birth of my two children and watching my wife performing on stage.