Ms. Gösch is veteran Salute to Vienna soprano, having performed in five seasons of the New Year's Concert. You can read her bio here and below you will find our interview with her.
What is your favourite musical composition?
Richard Strauss: Salome
What languages do you speak?
English, German, Turkish
Are you reading a good book right now? What is the title?
I am reading Marina Abramovic's Walk Through Walls
What is your favourite breakfast?
Eggs and coffee!
Where is home for you?
Home is where I am singing.
What do you enjoy most about performing in Salute to Vienna?
For me, the concerts are pure Viennese music with a New Year's fever! It is so heartwarming and everybody is happy after the concert.
What do you love to do, other than singing?
I like eating! :) Besides that, I love to see, watch, visit anything and everything about art.
What is your favourite city to perform in? Why?
I love to perform in Vienna because the public know a lot about music and that makes it really engaging. I also love performing in Canadian and American cities because audiences are so enthusiastic and very kind!
What are your next plans for your career?
I am going to perform Lucia di Lammermoor with the Varna State Opera (Bulgaria). [Note: Sera is also reprising her title role from Salome, in a Budapest State Opera production on June 22 and 24 which she performed earlier this year with the Sophia Philharmonic! Andrea Warren, our own Vice President of Programming wrote: "It’s astoundingly a stellar performance."
What is the most challenging part of your job as a singer? And the most exciting?
When I step on the stage, I want to bring the character that I am playing alive. This means emotionally I am becoming this person BUT, at the same time, I maintain my singing position, my body strength, and my awareness of everything around me as a performer. Losing yourself while keeping control is very challenging but so wonderful to achieve.
Who is your favourite person to travel with? Why?
Actually, I like to travel alone. I can concentrate better on what I am doing and I get to know different people.
Describe your perfect New Year’s Eve. Who are you with, where are you and what are you doing?
The best New Year for me is singing on a Salute to Vienna stage, and then meeting many nice people, and then eating and drinking!
Images courtesy of Ms Gösch.