Rita Fernandez kan met haar stem heel hoog maar ook heel laag. De sopraan geeft twee concerten, samen met de cantorij van de Grote of Maria Magdalenakerk. In ZLDWW geeft ze een lesje stemtechniek. De concerten: vrijdagavond Grote kerk Terneuzen, zaterdagavond Hervormde Kerk Kapelle.
I met Rita during IE’s Week Zero in 2015. Since then, she has excelled in BBA and been highly involved in university life, as founder and president of IE’s Padel and Business Insights Clubs. At the same time, she has somehow managed to lead a double life, training to become a professional soprano. Rita Fernandez Gasalla has already been featured in a TEDx talk and her most recent performance was reported on the front page of the daily newspaper, La Opinión A Coruña.
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When you meet Rita Gasala for the first time, you are immediately captivated by her sparkling personality and charismatic smile. But don’t let yourself be fooled, despite her young age, the talented mezzo-soprano already lived in several European metropoles such as Madrid and Paris before moving to The Hague and already studied Business Administration, before completely committing to the world of opera and singing. In short, she knows what she wants and is willing to work hard for it!
During her studies at the prestigious Sciences Po in Paris, she met a fellow singer who told her: ‘You need to study with Rita!’ That being Rita Dams, her namesake and Main Subject Teacher Vocal Studies Classical and Early Music.
She doesn’t hesitate for long and takes the train to The Hague to meet the other Rita. ‘When I entered the building for the first time, I could really feel the positive energy of this place; a friendly and healthy atmosphere. Singers are friends, not competition!’
‘In the end, I was accepted into a couple of great schools in Europe, but I chose for Rita and The Hague! Rita is an amazing teacher; she believes in the intellectual and personal growth of her students. She gives me a lot of space to grow and to find my own artistic identity. And The Hague is amazing: You can cycle anywhere you want and the air is clean, which is actually a quite important aspect for a vocalist!’
Rita, de kitesurfende operazangeres uit Den Haag! “Wonen in Den Haag is gunstig. Alles is lekker dichtbij. Mijn vrienden, boodschappen doen en het Conservatorium.”Rita komt uit Madrid en studeert Klassieke Zang aan het Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag. Doordeweeks staat ze zingend op de planken van het Conservatorium en in haar vrije tijd vliegt ze over de golven op Scheveningen! Een dagje in het leven van Rita.