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Takesha Meshe’ Kizart


Takesha Meshe’ Kizart, a world renowned Metropolitan Opera Soprano. Two years in a row, Takesha Meshe’ Lizart has received nominations for Germany’s Opernwelt Award for “Female Singer of the Year. Praising her visually and vocally compelling worldwide performances, The New York Times describes her singing as “powerful, lustrous, silky, caramel-hued, wielding impressive ease and elegant control.” Kizart’s versatile body of work includes leading operatic heroines of the bel canto, verismo among others. Her stellar career and exceptionally vivid portrayals in the title role of Madame Butterfly and Tosca will certainly motivate our Participants to follow their dreams.

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Video 3/16/2019: Youth Arts EXPLOSION … Moving Full STEAM Ahead!

The Reston Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and the Washington, DC Chapter of The Society Incorporated, co-sponsors a bi-annual “Youth Arts Showcase Explosion … Moving Full STEAM Ahead” event, in collaboration with the Community Initiatives Education Division of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. This year, six exceptionally talented African American High School seniors, from the DMV area, will showcase their talents on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium stage. Each competing student will be awarded a scholarship for advancing their education and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM). Also, separate workshops will be held with parents of the students, and with the students to provide guidance on, “Having a Successful College Experience”, and, “Paving the Way to a Successful Performing Career.

March 16 - Takesha Meshe Kizart