Donata Cucinotta has a name that sounds like it belongs to an opera star. I told her that I thought her parents destined her for a life on the stage by giving her that name. I thought Sean Anderson’s name sounded like a news anchor. I knew a radio newscaster with that name when I worked at WYRE in Annapolis.
Donata and Sean are starring in Knoxville Opera’s production of H.M.S. Pinafore. We had a lot of laughs during our conversation on the Classic Hits 93.1 Celebrity Couch. Donata and Sean said they thought Monty Python’s Flying Circus had its roots in Gilbert & Sullivan’s plays, which made perfect sense to me.