“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination..... and life to everything!” - Plato
Hi there, my name is Shakti and I am a Baritone with a background in Music Theater, presently training to sing Opera - from Mumbai, India.
I'm raising funds on this platform because I have been offered a place on prestigious Summer Opera Programs in Europe to study and perform starring roles - Opportunities not found easily here in India!
Studying on this program will help me improve my vocal technique, work with accomplished faculty
and have experience singing with an orchestra and collaborate with
- all of which are important experiences in my
development as a vocal artist!
Due to personal financial challenges, I am seeking support to help raise the tuition plus travel, visa and ancillary costs. Any amount you can contirbute can go a long way - so thank you for considering my cause and believing in me!
ABOUT MY JOURNEY
I have been a student of the stage since
my early school years and have continued to train to improve at my
craft in any possible way.
Over the last ten years I have been working as a full time artist as an actor,singer, dancer - also working with schools across India training students in the performance arts, passing on my training from mentors and resources all over the world. You may read my entire bio at www.shaktiofficial.com/bio/
that our vocal/operatic training resources are so limited in the
, summer courses abroad are a crucial learning experience- an
opportunity to train with professionals in the business and to learn
language and pieces in the setting where they were originally written
and are frequently performed. As an aspiring Opera singer,
this will be a
great opportunity for me to train with international experts
and find my footing as a
performing artist on an international stage.
My most recent performances include singing the roles of Count Robinson from Cimarosa's 'Il Matrimonio Segreto' performed in Scheggino and Lugnano, Italy. I also sang Le Fauteuil from Ravel's L’enfant et les sortileges, Vincent Jones in Kurt Weill's Street Scene and Crébillon in Puccini's La Rondine in Varna, Bulgaria.
Some of my previous achievements include being shortlisted as one of the finalists for the Young Musician of the Year competition, organized by the Olga & Jules Craen Foundation.I have also had the opportunity to sing in the Royal Opera Gala held at the Royal Opera House Mumbai - India's only standing Opera House, in addition to other operatic roles which are listed in my cv below.
My detailed stage CV is accessible on my website www.shaktiofficial.com/cv/
For larger donation amounts, I would please request you to write to me directly and I can share my banking details.