Bella Diva Trio - Album Recording

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SUPPORTERS
26% ($4,000)
FUNDED
$15,000USD
GOAL
FUNDING ENDED ON
June 30th, 2013
Raised $4,000 of $15,000

About The Artist

Bella Diva Trio

Bella Diva combines the talents of three beautiful, award winning opera singers into a unique blend of music drawn from both classical and current influences, best described as operatic pop. United by their love for music, this trio performs favorites from around the globe, fusing sumptuous timeless melodies with contemporary innovative settings. Come experience the spellbinding allure of Bella Diva. Let their voices captivate you!
 


The vivacious and talented soprano, Lisa Eden, who Plácido...

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Bella Diva combines the talents of three beautiful, award winning opera singers, Lisa Eden, soprano, Shana Oshiro, soprano, and Kara Cornell, mezzo-soprano, into a unique blend of music drawn from both classical and current influences, best described as operatic pop.  United by our love for music, we perform favorites from around the globe, fusing sumptuous, timeless melodies with contemporary innovative settings. 

In order to garner more bookings, we need quality publicity materials. We've already teamed up with an established photographer, Cory Weaver, who currently shoots at the Met and other major opera houses around the country, and an up and coming graphic designer, Adam Maiolo, based in Manhattan.  To complete our press kit, we still need quality recordings. 

To record our album, we have partnered with grammy nominated producer/orhcestrator/arranger, Beth Ertz.  With Beth's assistance, we have lined up top talent to complete this project, including professional Broadway and classical instrumentalists, a top level recording engineer, Robert Bullington with Front Row Seat Productions, and a select choir from Princeton. 

Our album will include eight songs: 1) Rene Clausen's "Set me as a Seal," arranged by Beth Ertz for Bella Diva Trio and chorus; 2) a newly arranged version of Bizet's Habanera, entitled "Freedom," by Marcos Sola; 3) "The Flowers," based on the famous Flower duet from Lakme, arranged by Marcos Sola; 4) a third operatically inspired arrangement by Marcos Sola called, "Feels Like the Sky's Falling Down" based on the main motif from Verdi's "Pace;" 5) "The Light Within," arranged by Bella Diva Trio member, Lisa Eden, from the Brahm's Intermezzo Op. 118; 6) "The Circle of Life," arranged by Beth Ertz for Bella Diva Trio and chorus; 7) David Foster's "Because we Believe;" and 8) an a capella arrangement by Lisa Eden and Beth Ertz of the Star-Spangled Banner.

 

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DONATE AT THE LEVELS BELOW AND RECEIVE THESE THANK-YOU GIFTS

Bronze - $25 donation - A copy of the Bella Diva Trio CD

Silver - $50 donation - CD and poster

Gold - $100 donations - Autographed CD and poster

Platinum - $5,000 - Bella Diva appearance anywhere in the mid-atlantic region.

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PROJECT BUDGET

INSTRUMENTALISTS (recording, cartage, travel, union pension, h&w, doubles, overdubbing, payroll, taxes)
violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, horn, (possible trumpet/flugelhorn), piano/keyboard synth, bass (acoustic and electric), percussion/drums (1 person, doubling): $2600

CHOIR: 7 singers: $1150

STUDIO & ENGINEERS (complete setup, audio recording, supplemental video, editing, piano tuning, headphone rentals, etc.): $4200

MUSIC PREPARATION (arranging, orchestration, music copying, printing/binding parts, librarian): $2000

PRODUCER, MUSICAL DIRECTOR (production, contracting musicians, choir, studio, engineers, etc): $2000

MUSIC CLEARANCE $300

MARKETING-ARTWORK/DESIGN FOR CD/DVD: $1000

CRAFT SERVICES (for recording studio): $500

BELLA DIVA TRIO TRAVEL/LODGING STIPEND: $600

MISCELLANEOUS (4% of budget): $650

TOTAL $15,000

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Not comfortable donating online?  We accept donations via check as well.  Please mail donations to BELTÀ, 1712 E. Riverside Dr., Suite 47, Austin, TX 78741.  Be sure to mark "Bella Diva" in the memo line so that your support can be routed towards this project.