Eastman graduate and Rochester Classical Idol winner Kathryn Lewek reigns as one of the world's leading Queens of the Night in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute).
"I can’t think of Queen as all evil. If she were, then it wouldn’t be fun to keep doing the role. The Queen needs a reason for the rage. What she shows is inside of us all, except, she doesn’t hide it. I’m not a rage-filled person, but if someone’s done wrong to me or to someone I love, I want them to stub their toe as hard as possible, but I’ve never wished somebody to die,” Lewek says with all seriousness, but then adds with a chuckle, “The Queen and I differ there."