Aye Is for Aria

Lunch isn't over until the opera man does Mommie Dearest

In addition to performing with Arizona Opera, Aye teaches voice both privately and at Scottsdale Community College. Next up: a gig with the Austin Lyric Opera.

Over dessert (it's such a pleasure to meet someone with an appetite that matches my own) Aye revealed another talent. He is able, with alarming authenticity, to quote entire passages from the cult film Mommie Dearest. The hair on the back of my neck stood on end when he did the wire hanger scene, complete with going slightly cross-eyed at its climax. Even our waiter steered clear of our table for this interval.

Jeremy Aye
Arizona Opera/Timothy Fuller
Jeremy Aye

Location Info


Lombardi's Restaurant

455 N. 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004-3924

Category: Restaurant > Italian

Region: Central Phoenix

I have been speculating on the possibility of turning it into an opera. It certainly has all the over-the-top ingredients of an epic. If I have the part of Joan Crawford written for a baritone, I'll have the lead already cast. Watch for it next season: "Jeremy Aye IS Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest, the Opera."

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