“She’s got vocal chords of gold,” was the phrase used to introduce me to The Chorus of Westerly’s lead soprano soloist, Teresa Wakim, in its production of A Celebration of Twelfth Night.
Wakim is a smiling, effervescent woman with wide green eyes. It’s hard to be in a bad mood around her, and there’s a reason for it. “If I have a bad day I leave it at home,” Wakim said. “I try to be as professional and friendly as possible.” This is evident as she laughs frequently during our interview while retaining an air of grace and intelligence beyond her years.