Alex Mansoori at Seattle Opera: Thisbe in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Seattle Opera published on 2014/02/13 21:23:14 +0000 Alex Mansoori sings Nika Magadoff in Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Menotti’s “The Consul.” Born in Seattle, the tenor—who as a boy soprano sang in Seattle Opera’s childrens’ chorus—was a Young Artist at Seattle Opera in 2008/09 and 2009/10; in March 2009 he sang Flute/Thisbe in the Young Artists production of Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” From Thisbe’s ridiculous death scene, which Mansoori did as a send-up of Netrebko’s Elvira in “I puritani,” then playing at the Met: Asleep, my love? What, dead, my dove? Pyramus, arise! Speak, speak. Quite dumb? Dead, dead? A tomb must cover thy sweet eyes. These lily lips, this cherry nose, these yellow cowslip cheeks, are gone, are gone: Lovers, make moan: His eyes were green as leeks. Tongue, not a word: Come, trusty sword; come, blade, my breast imbrue: And farewell, friends! Brian Garman conducted the orchestra of Seattle Opera’s Young Artists Program.