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Classical Crossover Artist Fernando Varela Manifests A Meet And Greet With Oprah Winfrey 


IFernando Varela and Oprah Winfrey
Picture Credit: FernandoVarela.Com

Have you ever heard the of manifestation?  No?  Me either – until yesterday. I knew this phenomenon by the name of visualization but, at the end of the day, who cares what name you give it as long as it works – correct? 

Check out the very cool picture and the story accompanying it, courtesy of Fernando Varela’s FaceBook Page

Now, that is one heck of a birthday present, wouldn’t you say?  And an even bigger and surreal example of how manifestation can actually unfold if you work hard, pay your dues, believe that everything is possible with God and are blessed with an enormous amount of vocal talent. 

Now, although the chances of meeting Oprah is a long shot for the majority of us, we all have personal goals and dreams which have yet to be fulfilled. The trick is to focus on the prize and work with unrelenting passion toward making the dream a reality. 

I have had the opportunity to experience visualization/manifestation a couple of times in my musical career and, each and every time, these experiences have materialized as a result of work, Work, WORK!   As the saying goes, “success is the result when hard work and preparation collide with  opportunity“.  

Fernando had the dream. He was more than ready – his voice is pure gold and he has worked extremely hard to raise the value of his golden instrument in the music world. And, when opportunity came knocking, asking him to perform in the company of the great David Foster for Oprah Winfrey, he was set to go!  

For those of you not familiar with Fernando, you may remember him as a Top 4 Finalist on America’s Got Talent Season 8.  He was a member of the classical crossover group, Forte.

However, he has since embarked on a remarkable solo career and has not looked back. 

His new CD, “Vivere” is set to be released soon. However, until this happens, you can download his Prelude CD on iTunes or stream it on Apple Music

Congratulations Fernando and Happy Birthday!  May all your dreams continue to be manifested. 

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About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

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