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JACOPERA – Post-concert glow!

Well, we have fabulous news to tell. I’m still grinning from ear-to-ear just thinking about it – our West Coast debut was a sold-out success! The Trianon Theatre’s 80-seat recital hall was filled to the brim with our audience, and performing for all of them (or you, if you were there) was a dream. The energy in the room was positive, and it is always exciting to feel those positive vibes in a performance!

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JACOPERA singing Mendelssohn’s a cappella trio, “Lift Thine Eyes.”

The weekend was a whirlwind, with a Friday evening flight, arriving late in Cupertino, meeting our accompanist for a quick rehearsal Saturday afternoon, and performing Saturday night all before jet lag kicked in. Of course, we made time to frolic in a few vineyards in Livermore Valley on Sunday before we came home to NYC (priorities). 🙂

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Whirlwind weekends don’t scare us, though, we ARE divas, after all. Divas work hard and play hard. What else is there?

One person I HAVE to mention is our accompanist, Simona Snitkovsky. She is not only extremely talented, because she played our repertoire flawlessly, but hilarious and an absolute pleasure to work with. If any singer is in need of an accompanist on the west coast, I highly recommend her!

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JACOPERA with our accompanist, Simona! We adore her – SHE is a diva!

 

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Christina singing “Ah, non credea mirarti…Ah, non giunge!” from Bellini’s La Sonnambula.

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Jennie singing “O Mio Fernando” from La Favorita by Donizetti.

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Ana singing “Ave Maria” from the classic tale of Otello by Verdi.

We are also humbled to announce that we had 13 U.S. Veterans attend the concert for free. This was accomplished with a partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs office and JACOPERA.  For many, this was their first introduction to opera. We couldn’t thank each of them enough for the sacrifices they have made for our country, and we were thrilled to be able to give them the gift of music.

A large thank you goes to Jennie’s family, who helped with the Box Office duties and the post-performance reception. We had to make sure our fans left full and happy, so a personal reception was a must. We enjoyed meeting everyone who came!

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Jacopera with a future Diva: “Diva-in-training.” =)

We will post videos of both our NYC and West Coast debuts soon. In the meantime, we need to focus on our next project – our European debut.

More on that later.

Xoxo,
Christina

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JACOPERA trying to be artsy on the steps of the beautiful Trianon Theatre.

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Yes, I sang that, and now let’s enjoy the view…

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