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The Capital City Weekly is featuring two divas a week leading up to Juneau Lyric Opera’s Sept. 23 “Who’s Your Diva” competition and fundraiser. This is the third week of Q&As. Follow upcoming divas at capitalcityweekly.com and in our print issue.
Who's Your Diva? Celia Montalto 083017 AE 1 For the Capital City Weekly The Capital City Weekly is featuring two divas a week leading up to Juneau Lyric Opera’s Sept. 23 “Who’s Your Diva” competition and fundraiser. This is the third week of Q&As. Follow upcoming divas at capitalcityweekly.com and in our print issue.

Celia Montalto. Courtesy image.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Story last updated at 8/29/2017 - 4:16 pm

Who's Your Diva? Celia Montalto

The Capital City Weekly is featuring two divas a week leading up to Juneau Lyric Opera’s Sept. 23 “Who’s Your Diva” competition and fundraiser. This is the third week of Q&As. Follow upcoming divas at capitalcityweekly.com and in our print issue.

The event will take place at Centennial Hall at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). Tickets go on sale at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, Hearthside Books and www.juneauopera.org on Aug. 21. Costs $315 for reserved table for 10, or $35 per ticket (reserved seating). For more info visit www.juneauopera.org.

1. What’s your most memorable performance?

Singing at the Pennsylvania State Theater for a one night off-broadway production called “Broadway for Obama”.

2. How about your embarrassing moment while performing?

Forgetting the words can be pretty embarrassing...

3. Name three singers who have influenced you throughout your singing career.  

Karen carpenter, Barbra Streisand, and Pink.

4. Are there any local performers who inspire you?

Annie Bartholomew, Nicole Church, Taylor Vidic, Kylynn Machir.

5. Where’s your favorite place to sing (besides the stage)?

My car.

6. If you could burst out in song anywhere you wanted, where would it be?

Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside of Denver, Colorado.

7. What’s on your playlist, what’s your jam?

Anything ABBA.

8. What are three things you love most about living in Juneau?

The arts, playing outside, and the community.

9. You have three sunny days in Juneau... how do you spend your time?

 I would spend them out at Sunshine Cove.

10. What’s the number 1 item on your bucket list?

To travel to Spain.

To vote for Celia, text DivaCelia to the number 71777 or visit her page: https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/DivaCelia.