My opera neighbor is performing tonight!

My neighbor, Carmen Elisa Cancél

If you follow me on Twitter you know that I have a neighbor who sings, and trains others, in opera. (And also other styles, such as Broadway show tunes.) Her name is Carmen Elisa Cancél.

It’s the coolest thing because it’s like living in a musical. One time, she was training a guy on West Side Story (one of my favorite musicals) and I spent a couple of weeks constantly humming along while he rehearsed “Tonight.”

Anyway, I ran into her in the elevator today and she’s performing this very weekend and it’s for a good cause! Here are the details:

WHO: Hailed as a singer possessing a “crystalline timbre and intense acting ability,” Puerto Rican soprano, Carmen Elisa Cancél is quickly establishing herself as an artist in the lyric soprano repertoire.

WHAT: In recital to benefit for the Singers Forum Youth Scholarship. She’ll perform classics and contemporary favorites.

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m.

WHERE: The Dorothy Jones Theater / Singers Forum / 49 W. 24th St. 4th Floor

Suggested donation is $20. Remember all proceeds go towards the scholarship fund.

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