- Anthony Anderson is a simple technician
- However, he possesses a rare talent — a voice for opera
- He is being touted as opera's next big star but needs funding to develop his talent
An 18-year-old boy in Washington D.C. in the US is being touted as opera music's next big star.
Anthony Anderson's day job is as a technician at a local assembly line. In his spare time, he sings opera in two languages — French and German.
Anderson performed several pieces during a dazzling two-hour fundraising concert at his local church on Saturday, July 8. Those who listened to him said his talent is rare and akin to that of a 40-year-old veteran.
Michael Cabrill, who played the piano for Anderson’s concert, said: “It’s hard to believe that’s coming from an 18-year-old. You have to understand, this is really, really rare.”
However, while it is clear that Anderson has prodigious talent, he lacks funding to acquire voice coaches and a school to develop the talent to a higher level.
Anderson’s mom Charlene said singing is in his blood, as he started when he was just three years old. His late father also sang and played the piano.
Furthermore, he reportedly has an incredible work ethic. He gained admission into the Manhattan School of Music last year but couldn’t get funding. He joined Virginia Commonwealth University and has started fundraising via GoFundMe for his fees.
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He is hopeful that he will pursue his calling. He said: "I know sometimes, God closes a door. But I’m going to reopen this one.”
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