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Marlena sets off to Italy

Marlena has been offered a place at the Mediterranean Opera Studio and Festival 2017. The Mediterranean Opera Studio is a very prestigious teaching institute.

She will be studying and singing the role of Mimi in La Boheme and will be performing at the Festival in July.

Marlena will be working with the famous voice coach Jack LiVigni who is the head coach at the Royal Opera Covent Garden, he is also in charge of the Young Artist Program for the Royal Opera House. Working with him means that she is likely to be given a chance to sing Mimi elsewhere in Europe.

As you might imagine all this comes at a price. We have raised almost enough to help her with her fees so of course, any help would be appreciated.

The Auckland Opera Studio has underwritten her fees but we still need several thousand to complete her to Italy. By sending your donations to the Auckland Opera Studio we provide a receipt for tax purposes.

It is such a pleasure to see how well Marlena is singing and we must all be mindful of Frances Wilson’s experience and teaching skills, this wouldn’t be happening without her.

Marlena will be keeping us up to date with her time in Italy and we will publish this for everyone to enjoy.

If you would like to send donations to the Auckland Opera Studio for Marlena’s tuition, you can email Devin at for the Auckland Opera Studio account details.

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