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. 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).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. 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. 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.
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