For as long as I can remember, Europe has called to my soul. And practically, there are simply more opportunities there for a classical singer. On September 29, I leave for over two months to audition and gain further experience with the European side of this beautiful art form. I plan to spend a significant amount of my time in Germany.
For many years I tried to pursue this operatic career on my own. I ran a private voice studio and held a position as Director of Music at a local church. And loved all the people I worked with. :) That being said, now it’s time to sing opera full-time.
I open my heart wide to being vulnerable, to asking for help. As I offer my artistic, musical, and spiritual resources to the world, I trust there are others who are blessed with financial resources.
I have budgeted about $10,000 for the upcoming audition trip to Europe, and I humbly ask for assistance. I will use these funds for lodging, travel, food, coachings, and audition fees. If you'd like more specific information, please feel free to contact me via facebook messenger or [email redacted]. While in Europe, I will post via Facebook on the Jillian Finnamore, soprano page. Like the page to follow my adventures :).
Any amount is a huge blessing!
Thank you in advance! In gratitude for your support, I offer a recording of the aria “Vissi d’arte,” from Puccini’s Tosca. I had the great privilege of performing the role of TOSCA last summer and look forward to singing it many more times!
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