Quarantine Questions: David Pomeroy

by | May 5, 2020 | Featured, Interviews, News

Kitchen renovations and walks with loved ones are getting Canadian tenor David Pomeroy through the pandemic madness. Our Quarantine Questions go to the native of St. John’s, NL.

What is something you’ve lost to the pandemic?

“Certainly not any weight! Ha! I was very disappointed to be sent home from Manitoba Opera’s production of Carmen. We had a great cast and production team there, and it was unfortunate to have to leave before we got to the stage. I’ve lost a contract with Calgary Opera, too. After debuting the role of Bacchus in Stuttgart last spring, I was really looking forward my first Canadian Ariadne auf Naxos production. I’ve lost concerts across the United States and France for June and July, and basically everything until the fall. It’s so frustrating to not be able to do what you love.”

What have you done with your unexpected time, that makes you grateful?

“I’m grateful that I’m waiting out this pandemic in my home, St. John’s, NL, with my partner, Laura. I recently moved back to my hometown and it’s lovely to finally have time to enjoy it. Musically, I’ve started learning some new repertoire. I’ve also been cooking a lot, and renovating my kitchen. Painting has proven to be very therapeutic! We go for walks as often we can with our Yorkie, and I deliver home cooked meals to my parents (no-contact style!), who now just live a 10-minute drive away! I feel blessed that I’m safe and healthy at home right now.”

David Pomeroy

David Pomeroy with partner, cellist Laura Ivany and their Yorkie

Jenna Simeonov

Jenna is the editor and co-creator of Schmopera. She also writes for The Globe and Mail and Opera Canada. She’s a pianist and vocal coach, and working with singers is how she fell in love with opera.



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