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