Time for show: 7 pm pac / 8 pm mtn / 9 pm cent / 10 pm est
Direct link to show:http://www.blogtalkradio.com/apribroadcasting/2015/03/06/kiler-davenport-live-interview-with-klassika-trio…
Bio for Klassika Trio:
Klassika combines the two genres of pop music and opera. Three classically trained voices form a harmonious blend of unique sound and style that is known as Popera or Classical Crossover. Performing favorites in classical crossover style such as: Unchained Melody, Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Prayer, Don’t Want To Miss A Thing and My Heart Will Go On. The trio performs a stunning variety of songs while singing in English, Italian, Spanish and French. Klassika has three members: Jolanda Nel, Clint Shepherd, and Chris Romeo.
Clint Shepherd – Tenor
Clint previously directed the comedies LOVE SEX AND THE IRS, FOREIGNER, A LITTLE MURDER NEVER HURT ANYBODY and DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER. Credits include SHARPLESS (Madame Butterfly), GERMONT (La Traviata), Silvio (I Pagliacci), Warden/ FRANK (Die Fledermaus), FATHER (Hansel and Gretel) and ZUNIGA (Carmen). His roles in musical theatre include TONY, West Side Story; JESUS, Jesus Christ Superstar; CURLY, Oklahoma; LUMIERE, Beauty and the Beast; COWARDLY LION, Wizard of OZ, CHARLIE, Brigadoon; RICHIE, A Chorus Line; Voice of AUDRY II, Little Shop of Horrors; DAVID, Godspell and RALPH in Reefer Madness. Clint has joined forces with the very talented and beautiful Jolanda Nel to produce a dream that they both share: A concert with classically trained singers performing popular songs and classic favorites.
Jolanda Nel – Soprano
Jolanda Nel was born and raised in South Africa and graduated from the Pretoria School of Performing Arts. She performed the roles of: CONSTANZE, Dialogues of the Carmelites; DESPINA, Cosi fan Tutte; RITA, Rita; LAURETTA, Gianni Schicchi. She received two achievement scholarships and graduated with honors. In Denver, Colorado she appeared as LUISA in The Fantastics with The Augustana Institute of Music and as MADAME GOLDENTRILL in The Impresario. She sang the role of ZERLINA , Don Giovanni in Rome, Italy with the International Lyric Academy of Rome. She also performed VIOLETTA in La Traviata with the Sunstate Opera under Maestro Mario Laurenti. In stage comedy productions Jolanda has perfomed the roles of JULIA (A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody) and JACQUELINE (Don’t Dress For Dinner). Jolanda recently became co-owner of M.D.H.F. Productions, LLC. and is very excited to join forces with the very creative Clint Shepherd.
Chris Romeo – Tenor
Chris can often be seen performing with the St. Petersburg Opera Company. Roles include: DON CURZIO (Marriage of Figaro), FIRST PHILISTINE (Samson and Delilah (Saint-Saens) as well as unnamed roles and Chorus in Die Fledermaus and Madama Butterfly. Chris received his Master’s in Vocal Performance from the University of South Florida where he performed the roles of FERRANDO (Cosi fan Tutte), Haute-contre roles in King Arthur, DON JOSE (Carmen) and EDDIE, The Rocky Horror Show for which he was nominated for the Irene Ryan Acting Award. Other performances include Sweeney Todd with the St. Petersburg Opera Company and Iphigenie en Aulide with New Century Opera. When Chris is not performing his second passion is helping people with his music. Working closely with the non-profit organization, Creative Clay, Chris is able to bring music to patients, families and caregivers in healthcare communities in the Greater Tampa Bay area.