LOCAL talent have so impressed world renowned operatic bassist Kevin Maynor that he is exploring the possibilities of performing an opera in America with local singers.
Maynor who was brought to Fiji as part of the American Embassy's cultural exchange programs said he had heard a lot of great voices while conducting his master classes in Fiji.
"I have had the pleasure of hearing a lot of great voices, everyone is so willing and eager to learn and you could do well with a lot more exposure to the arts," Maynor said. He said the Fiji National University choir that sang with him last week was one of the choirs he was interested in working with.
"The singers sang so beautifully during my concert last week — it was a beautiful round sound full of expression and feeling," Maynor said.
He said there were some preliminary discussions with world brand FIJI Water to assist with the venture.
Maynor who began operatic bass training at the age of 16 said he was indebted to US Ambassador Frankie Reed for giving him the opportunity to come down to Fiji, and added he was a true friend of the Fiji people.
He said he had been so impressed with everything Fiji had to offer and gave some sound advice for local singers.
"I would just like to encourage people in Fiji to use opera in a theatric and cinematic way and to learn as much as they possibly can about one of the most positive tools at their disposal — their voices.
"People can use their voices to bring positive things to the world and people will show you love in return," world renowned operatic bassist said.