"I am a Swedish tenor currently living in Gothenburg. I first came in contact with Living Opera through my dear friend Anne-Sofie and I immediately felt inspired. Often as a freelance opera singer, you can feel lonely and lost at times. Many of us feel the pressure of always having to live up to certain expectations and the amount of criticism you will receive is a lot to handle as well. But through this community that Soula and Norman have created, I felt less stressed and most of all, not alone anymore. To take away the stigma of age, looks, voice type, time etc. and actually work on you as person, that is what singing is all about. That is why I think it is amazing, what bringing people together like this can do."