For her audition on the TV show "Holland's Got Talent," nine-year-old Amira Willighagen sang Puccini's O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi and went on to win the competition with Nessun dorma! from Turandot, stunning listeners with her remarkably outsized and expressive voice. Her debut album for Sony Masterworks, Amira, includes these arias and offers eight other selections, including Mozart's Voi che sapete from Le nozze di Figaro, the Gounod-Bach Ave Maria, Handel's Ombra mai fu from Serse, and Orff's In trutina from Carmina Burana. Self-taught by singing along with YouTube videos, she has since received professional training, and it shows in her improved breath control and the steadiness of her tone, which makes her voice pleasant to hear and her high notes surprisingly pure and compelling. This is a promising start for Willighagen's career, and with the proper guidance and care of her voice, this should be the first of many appealing albums.
Voice of an angel
This young lady has a natural extraordinary talent. I get chills listening to this 9 year old. She brings true beauty into this world.
Prolific and Endearing
After watching this young '9' year old rise through the "Holland's Got Talent" ranks, and be richly blessed with each performance - I am so thankful that now I can listen to the swells in my heart with the playing of each and every song on this digital CD. It is refreshing to know that in addition to her God given talent for muse, she is also one of her countries leading 'distance runners', and uses her winnings for international charitable ventures such as a playground in South Africa, or 'Philippines Disaster Relief project"! And fame has not spoiled her !
your voice makes me feel like I'm floating, so Beautiful. This is the first opera album I've ever purchased and so I want to say Thank You Amira...
Born: March 27, 2004 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Years Active: '10s
Top Albums and Songs by Amira Willighagen
||Gianni Schicchi, Act I: "O mio babbino caro"||Amira||2:17||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Turandot, Act III: "Nessun dorma"||Amira||3:01||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Ave Maria||Amira||5:04||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Nella fantasia||Amira||4:11||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Requiem: Pie Jesu||Amira||3:03||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Rusalka, Act I: "Song to the Moon"||Amira||5:14||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Caro mio ben||Amira||2:47||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||O Holy Night||Merry Christmas||3:34||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Panis Angelicus (from Mass, Op. 12)||Merry Christmas||3:38||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Ave Maria||Merry Christmas||3:57||$1.29||View in iTunes|