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Profile: Louise Collett, singer Opera Highlights

Tell us 3 things people might be surprised to learn about you?
I'm a big fan of music festivals and live gigs although sadly I don't get to see enough these days!
I can't start my day without a shower and a coffee.
I can't stand marzipan or liquorice!


What do you do when you're not singing?
I love cooking and baking, shopping, film watching and reading. At the moment my time is filled with planning my wedding!


If you weren't an opera singer, what would be your ideal profession?
I would love to be an interior designer or bake cupcakes for weddings and birthdays etc!


When you go out on tour, what will be the first 3 things you'll pack?
Laptop and box sets, Thermals and Barney, my teddy!


What are you most looking forward to?
Seeing parts of Scotland that I have never visited before and taking music to people who would otherwise not have the opportunity to hear it performed live.


What are you least looking forward to?
Being 'on the road' for such a long period of time and trying not to get ill along the way!


What will you be listening to in the minibus?
I'm a big radio 1 fan so will make sure I have plenty of podcasts to keep me occupied as well as my old favourites such as The Killers, The Feeling, The Stone Roses, Billy Joel, Elton John and Eva Cassidy.


Which places are you most looking forward to visiting?
The islands... hopefully the ferry crossings will be nice and calm!