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"And if there come the singers and the dancers and the flute players, buy of their gifts also.

For they too are gatherers of fruit and frankincense, and that which they bring, though fashioned of dreams, is raiment and food for your soul."


-The Prophet Khalil Gibran



February 15, 2020

Jazz Ain't Nuttin But Soul

Halifax, NS

"The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step." Lau Tzu

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Let's stay in touch!

INSTAGRAM: sopranokarlenemarie_ 

I love to sing! I feel in the most

natural space  when I am

communicating good vibes

and telling universal stories with

my voice through song.


I always enjoyed watching old

movies when I was a child,

especially Broadway musicals.

I would dance around the basement

singing "I Feel Pretty" from

West Side Story wishing that one

day I could be on stage playing that

role, even if I looked nothing like

Natalie Wood!

I got excited by the drama

combined with song. Opera offers

this sweet union however the art

form really became part of my

awareness as something I could

jump into alongside the other music I was used to singing, like church music and singing along to my parents' many records from Marvin Gaye to Mahalia Jackson, because years ago when

I was still in  high school, it was

suggested that I study the opera

and oratorio repertoire due to a

quality that was heard in my voice

when I sang a  piece from Handel's

Messiah, "How Beautiful Are the

Feet" at a music festival.

If I had known then that pursuing a

career in opera was as far-reaching

as being an equestrian for someone

from my background, first

generation Canadian of hardworking, immigrant parents, I would have thought twice before falling under its spell. Opera marries the exquisite beauty of music

and song set to librettos of intense, heightened drama and sparkling


All artists, and especially those in

pursuit of an operatic career

receive support from people and organizations at some point in their

journey who believe in what they are creating.

For emerging opera professionals,

there are so many costs involved to pursue this art form. Check

out Related Info to see what the typical path to success in this field looks like.

Thanks for visiting my site!

Warmest regards,

Karlene Marie

TWITTER:Karlene Marie ~ Songstress (@KarleneMarie33)

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada