Keely Futterer

Pope County’s not exactly known for its legacy of churning out opera stars, but soprano Keely Futterer — equipped with a beast of a coloratura soprano voice and multiple degrees from the esteemed Eastman School of Music — is at least one counterpoint.

We talked with Futterer ahead of her featured performance at Opera in the Rock’s “Opera on the Rocks X: We Are OITR,” a gala fundraiser in support of the nonprofit, to be held Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Junior League Ballroom, 401 Scott St. Check out our conversation with her, and take in Futterer’s rendition of Antonin Dvorak’s “Song to the Moon,” from his opera “Rusalka.”