Boy shares love of milkshakes and opera on Straz Center web series

- He's only 11-years-old, but Seth Black-Diamond's taste is both sophisticated and sweet.

Unlike a lot of kids, the young performer is a big fan of Opera.

"I like that some of it is in different languages," said Seth.

But like most kids, he enjoys his milkshakes. His favorite things are combined in a web series for Opera Tampa and the Straz Center For The Performing Arts called Milkshakes and Opera

"Since we wanted to target young audiences we thought about milkshakes how cool it would be interviewing with milkshakes," said Catalina Nieto, the digital marketing manager for the Straz.

 Seth gets to interview some of his favorite opera stars.

"It's really cool because you know without this, you would never be able to meet them," said Seth. 

They share stories while sharing a milkshake. 

"At the very end, I ask them the very same question: 'If Opera was a milkshake what flavor would it be?" said Seth. ,
So, what kind of milkshake would interviewing opera singers be?

"It would probably be mint chocolate chip because it's really good, the combinations go together," said Seth.

He hopes to get other kids to like opera as much as milkshakes.

"I know a lot of kids would rather play sports or watch tv or play video games, but I think Opera is better," said Seth. 

For more information about Milkshakes and Opera, visit

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