Steinunn Birna Ragnarsdóttir – Six in Sixty

This month’s diarist CEO and Artistic Director of Icelandic Opera Steinunn Birna Ragnarsdóttir shares her “Six in Sixty”

  1. Early bird or night owl?
    Definitely a much too early a bird, but it has a definite advantage when it comes to getting the job done. 
  2. Can’t travel without…?
    My own pillow… Call me a princess, but it can save the most uncomfortable beds. 
  3. One routine you swear by?
    Playing piano in the wee hours of the morning before everyone wakes up. Those are my “sacred” moments. Another routine is writing one email a day without a specific purpose except to keep in touch with someone who has made a difference in my life. 
  4. Favourite city and why?
    New York, because it’s a never-ending love affair and adventure. 
  5. Who or what has influenced you most in your career?
    All the brilliant people I have been fortunate enough to come into contact with during my professional life that are so generous and wise. I am very lucky to belong to such a great network. 
  6. Guilty pleasure/indulgence?
    Where should I start? Dancing in the kitchen, eating ice cream and listening to R&B, preferably all at once, comes to mind, but the list is long, trust me! 

Steinunn Birna Ragnarsdóttir is CEO and Artistic Director of Icelandic Opera

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