Harness the Stars Kids Opera Company experienced a musical awakening. Pianist, Henry Dehlinger, opera singer, Danielle Talamantes and US Army Chorus member, Kerry Wilkerson opened our ears, eyes and souls to the power of music. Playing and singing songs from the operas, The Magic Flute and Porgy and Bess, they collaborated beautifully to share their craft and expertise as professional artists. Henry’s interpretation of a Spanish composition left us wanting more. When you wish to achieve a goal, you practice, practice, practice to make it happen. This was evident in the performance. Now we take what we have learned from this trio and use it not only to inform all aspects of creating our original opera, but also to empower us to realize our own hopes and dreams through practice and perseverance.
“Henry was an inspiration. He inspired me to practice a lot because his piano playing was mind blowing. My jaw dropped to the fluency of his piano playing.” Sana
“The way Henry played, the way the piano sounded, the way they sang, popped my head with thoughts and thoughts.” Taliyah
“Just hearing the music and seeing Henry play that beautiful piece, put me in a new, wonderful, mysterious place.” K
“Passionate. That is the only word that comes out of my mouth. I loved how the music made this kind of energy, flowing through everyone.” Sonia
“I heard amazing voices!” Claudia
Danielle and Kerry’s duet from Porgy and Bess