This is what makes a musician into something much more… Brava, my friend! Это то, что делает музыканта во что-то гораздо больше. Брава, мой друг!
Opera singer Sofia Fomina recorded this touching video performance to support Gift of Life on International Children’s Day on the 1st of June
She writes: “Hello! My name is Sofia Fomina. The pandemic found me in the circle of my relatives in Moscow. The picture that you see behind me was drawn by my sister for her daughters in their nursery. She failed to defeat cancer. And today I want to support Podari Zhizn, the foundation which helps children with cancer, so that families remain full and children keep laughing. And we could say “Hello”, not “Goodbye.” Let’s give life together!”
Rafael de Acha has enjoyed a distinguished career in the arts as a performer, stage director, producer, and educator. He was born and grew up in Cuba. At the age of 17 he moved to the United States to study Drama at the University of Minnesota, and later Languages at L.A. City College, Music at the Juilliard School of Music, at the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music, and at the New England Conservatory of Music, from which he received the Master's degree. He has taught courses on the History of Music at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music and at Florida International University, and contributed writings and reviews to Seen and Heard International (www.seenandheard-international.com ) and to this blog. He co-founded the award-winning New Theatre in Coral Gables, Florida, where he produced and staged twenty seasons of classical and contemporary theater, including fifty world premieres of plays that went on to have international and national productions on and off Broadway, including Ana in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz (Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2002 and Tony Nomination 2003.) In 2006 he was presented with a citation from The Dade County Cultural Affairs Council for “trailblazing contributions to the arts in South Florida.”
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