Help me go to Brussels, Belgium!!!!!
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Hello!! My name is Tatiana Irizarry and I'm a young and aspiring opera singer. I'm a passionate artist and music is my virtue. I will have a promising career, but to achieve it I need your help. Want to know more? Please click the Read more button! More ...
I can’t remember the exact moment that singing became an essential part of me. I have childhood memories of my mother spending lots of hours in VHS recordings to keep the image of me singing in the church, imitating famous singers or just mixing up melodies I knew with invented lyrics. Is needless to say that since I was a child I was very musical. I’ve been blessed with a talent that has cost me tears, sacrifices and hours of study. This talent has a purpose in this world and in my life. Is my duty to share it and, in the way, enjoy it.
I’m a compromised young artist with Arts. I’ve graduated Cum Laude in January 2012 receiving BM in Voice Performance from the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico, and winning the Voice Department Excellence Medal and the First Prize of Dr. Rabelo Belcanto Scholarship. I made my Opera debut at age 22 singing the Queen of the Night with CMPR Opera Workshop, my debut with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra and sang Carmina Burana with a 100 plus choir and the Symphony Orchestra of the Conservatorio.
I’m currently obtaining my Master’s degree at the Conservatorio, studying with voice teacher Ilca López.

La Monnaie and the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel have set up a top class Opera Studio in Brussels, in order to prepare the most promising young singers for the vocal, physical and stage requirements involved in a career as an opera singer. Around 10 singers, whose ability is equivalent to graduation level from a European conservatoire, will be enrolled for a period of one to two years. The close involvement of these young singers in the Opera House, with the extra support of training from the Music Chapel, will provide a real launch pad for their professional future.
Great opera figures are invited annually to this program to serve as artists in residence. Among the resources for the young singers are staging directors, opera coach, vocal technique, German, Italian and French coaches, Lied and melodie coach, dancing instructor, psychotherapists, physiologists, yoga instructors and physical and mental trainers. The Music Chapel along with local and international cultural partners produces around 200 concerts per season, giving opportunities to singers to expose their talent in all branches within the classic music.
This experience will open unimaginable doors in the opera and classical music. Having the opportunity to work in La Monnaie theater as a Young artist will be a new experience that will prepare me step by step in my so yearned career as an opera singer. I will meet people that will help me impulse my career through the European continent, and the easiness of travel to other countries that are so rich cultural and musical will serve to experiment new academic and artistic opportunities.

My audition is on April 25th, 2013. For me, as you can read, is VERY important this audition. I want to get to Brussels and make an excellent work. I’m a 100% sure I’ll be part of that carefully selected group of 10 young singers, and when I will, I’ll be the first Puertorrican singer in this prestigious program.
My performance is my responsibility, but to get there and make an awesome work I need your help. As you know (or maybe don’t!) this career is very expensive, and some of us are not lucky enough to have a rich grandpa, or just being rich ourselves!!! For that reason, I need your help. It doesn’t matter if is just can give a $1 (of course if you can give more well, THANKS!!!), but also help me spread the word so that other people who gets interested in my cause can contribute to it. God bless you, and happy contribution!!!!!!!!! :D

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