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Help fund a dream, and the next generation of Opera!

About this project:

I have currently been accepted to sing the role of Niklausse in Les contes d'Hoffman by Offenbach with the Franco-American Vocal Academy Opera in Perigueux, France from July 5th to August 14th 2012.  

Not only has this specific role been a dream of mine to sing, but working with the Franco-American Vocal Academy Opera is a once in a life time opportunity, and a huge stepping stone in my career as an opera singer.  This program also enriches the community of Perigueux, France by bringing in opera singers from all over the world to perform.  

About the Program:

In five weeks, I will be singing at least four performances of Les contes d'Hoffman with full orchestra.  Performing another role in Isabelle Aboulker's opera, lecons de Francais aux Etudiants Americains. Performing in  a french art song recital, as well as voice lessons, coachings, role preparation, french language, and master classes.  

Getting excited? check out my website at www.alanakolb.com for audio and video clips, and if my dream becomes an opera reality you will be able to check out my website for daily updates of what I am doing in France, and see your contribution at work!

Where is your money going?

I am raising funds to work and travel with the Franco-American Vocal Academy, a program that helps young opera singers take their career to the next level.  

Expenses: $3,200 

  • four performances of the opera, two appearances in art song recital, entire curriculum, transportation to and from performance venues

Lodging: $650

  • A place to stay for five weeks

Travel: $1,500

  • roundtrip airfare to France

Grand Total: $5,350 dollars, all funds raised via this campaign will be used to offset the cost of this endeavor. If the goal is surpassed, all excess pledges will be used to enhance the musical experience of this program by adding more performances, voice lessons and coachings during the program.  

Kickstarter is an all or nothing fundraising site, We can do this together or not at all!! Are you in!?

What is in it for you?

Most importantly, you have the unique opportunity to help make a dream become a reality, and prove to all the dreamers out there that anything is possible. 

If you have a love for opera as I do, then there is nothing more rewarding than investing in the future generation of talented opera singers, and therefore the future of opera.  Just like we have to cultivate a younger audience for this art form we also need to cultivate the young singers as well to ensure it is around for years to come.  

Looking for a little bit more??  To show my gratitude and abundant appreciation I have also come up with a list of some pretty fun rewards, so check those out too!

I really cannot express how thankful I am that you have taken the time to learn and hopefully invest in my dream.    

Sincerely,

Alana

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    Every bit counts! Donate and receive my utmost gratitude and appreciation!

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    A hand-written thank you note that will travel all the way from France, to your door.

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    A hand-written thank you note and photos of my performance of Niklausse.

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    A hand-written note, photos of my performance of Niklausse, and CD, "An Afternoon of Art song" featuring Mezzo Soprano, Alana Kolb and Pianist Justin Bird, and others.

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    A hand-written note, photos of my performance of Niklausse, CD "An Afternoon of Art Song", and a signed DVD of the production Les contes d'Hoffoman performed live.

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    A hand-written note, photos of my performance of Niklausse, CD "An Afternoon of Art Song", signed DVD of the production Les contes d'Hoffoman performed live, and a commemorative scrapbook of my experiences in France.

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