Eva Kong is incredibly special. In April this year, mid-COVID-19 lockdowns, she performed an Opera on Botticelli Street in Fig Tree Pocket - in her driveway. Those fortunate enough to watch - from their driveways - sat with tears of joy in their eyes. Eva gave us something incredibly beautiful when we needed a pep-up. We were so grateful for this. It's my pleasure to introduce her to you, as our next Real Person of the Pocket.
Eva, please tell us about your family.
Well there's me, Eva, Brandon Kong (father), and our children - daughter Seraphina, and our son Ethan.
When did you move to Fig Tree Pocket, and why?
We came here in 2018, and moved for the atmosphere, the people, and the location.
How do you spend your weekdays and weekends?
During the week I'm mostly busy with kids, and working on my next opera projects, and on the weekends; we just chill.
What are you most passionate about?
Food and art.
What gets you cranky?
A dirty house!
What the best event you've ever been to, and why?
Performing in concert at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne. 13,000 people - the biggest live audience I've ever had!
When everything reopens again, where will you travel to?
Korea - to see my Mum.
The big one Eva; what is the meaning of life?
Life is being. Being every moment honest to yourself, and to others.
Eva has some great beautiful concerts coming up - October 23&24 she will be performing 'Encore' with Opera Queensland at QPAC Concert Hall.
On October 29 Eva will be performing Life, Love & Passion (limited tickets) with international opera singers - an Opera Gala concert at City Workshop
And in November - with Opera Queensland she will be performing at the Riverstage.
What jaw-dropping talent we've got in the Pocket.