5 Questions with Adrian Li Donni

adrianlidonniWhat is your favourite swear word?
It’s not one I use a lot, but the “C-word” really tickles me. Something about people’s reaction to it really makes me laugh. Don’t judge, Shakespeare used it.

What are you wearing?
I just got a spray tan in preparation for our first preview this weekend, so just ratty shorts, while I wait for it to settle.

What is love?
I don’t know how to answer that. Mucho complicated, as it is just a word. I’ll try and point to it though…

When I look at someone beyond his or her labels and ego, there is love; a deep knowing that I am Him and She is me. We were all created from a single moment in history. We are all made of star stuff. How awesome is that?

What was the last show you saw, and how many stars do you give it?
The Lion King at Capitol Theatre. Didn’t think much of it the first time I saw it, but this time I let go and really enjoyed it. 4 stars.

Is your new show going to be any good?
It’s going to be extremely good! The detail in the set design alone is worth the price of a ticket (has anyone mentioned that it’s covered in thousands of Swarovski jewels?). It’s a grand and stunning production with a stellar cast. Come check us out!

Adrian Li Donni is appearing in The King And I with Opera Australia.
Show details: QPAC Brisbane from 13 Apr 2014, Princess Theatre Melbourne from 10 Jun 2014, Sydney Opera House from 9 Sep 2014