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Subject: Cassandra Kevizian
From: "SUBSCRIBE OPERA-L Vince C." <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 1 May 2017 01:35:28 -0400

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On Sunday, February 19, 2017, I attended a music recital at Bethlehem 
Lutheran Church in Encinitas, San Diego County, California.  One young 
soprano sang in the recital.  She had an amazing voice.  I captured two 
videos of her singing.  Her name is Cassandra Kevizian (Geuvjehizian?).  I 
do not know if I spelled her name correctly.  She is part Armenian.  Her 
voice sounds better live, but the two videos give you a good idea of the 
quality of her voice.  She is a petite lady, but has a big voice.  She grew up 
in San Diego County.  I do not have her contact information and I do not 
know her personally.

If you heard Kevizian live, you would love her voice.  She has a spine-
tinglingly beautiful voice.  She has minor pitch issues but those can be 
fixed.  Her voice is pure velvet.  It has no metal and no harsh edges.  It's 
just plush velvet of the highest quality.  Live, the overtones in her voice 
are amazing.  It's also a very distinctive voice.  In a vocal line-up, I could 
definitely pick out her voice.

I had NO idea she was going to sing during the recital.  I didn't even know 
she existed.  The online advert in the San Diego Reader website only listed 
three names, none of which was hers, and only showed a very grainy 
picture of an elderly male pianist and a middle-aged female flutist.  When I 
arrived at the church, I did not pick up a printed program, which had her 
name.  I thought I was going to hear piano and flute music only.  I spoke 
with her very briefly after the recital.  She told me her full name and I left.  
I emailed the church (Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Encinitas) weeks ago 
to inquire about the spelling of her name, but have not received a 

The church was sparsely attended for the music recital.  Two baritones 
sang, one of whom replaced an indisposed soprano.  A female flutist and 
male pianist played.  Cassandra sang.  The people in the audience were all 
over fifty except for two people, me (I'm 33) and Cassandra.  At the 
beginning of the recital, I looked around the audience and only saw one 
other young person.  This pretty young lady with long hair sat in the back.  
I thought to myself, "What is she doing here?  She doesn't look like the 
type who attends classical music performances." When she got up to sing, I 
was surprised.  Then she opened her mouth and I was floored by the 
beauty and size of her voice.  People in the audience gasped.  They only 
gasp when the voice is very high quality.

there are pitch problems but she is very young and will improve with the 
guidance of a good voice teacher

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