Spotlight: Through the Eyes of Aida Singers

Sophomore Fay Wu and junior Daniel Mijangos (John F. Kennedy High School) speak about their experience in Irvington Conservatory Theater production, Aida.

1. What’s your character?

Fay: I am the museum visitor in the beginning, Egyptian woman and a piano player.

Daniel: I’m a soldier, Egyptian minister and a Nubian.

2. What got you interested in your role?

Fay: I enjoy singing alto harmony and the role was apt for that. It’s nice to be able to act, sing, and play the piano.

Daniel: I am just into plays in general and this seemed interested when it was advertised at Kennedy [High School].

3. If you could switch spots with any character, who would it be?

Fay: Nehebka because you actually get a solo and get the chance to die!

Daniel: Zoser since he’s like the main antagonist.

4. What is the hardest thing about being an actor?

Fay: Singing while dancing is pretty difficult.

Daniel: The hardest part would be memorizing lines and be able to get the message through to the audience.

5. What is your favorite scene in the musical?

Fay: Amneris and all the girls singing about fashion and clothes is my favorite scene.

Daniel: The part with the gospel song is really amazing!