Sabrina and Asha met in the Foreign Language program of their high school where they formed a strong friendship. Sabrina has always been a source of inspiration, support, encouragement, and faith. In her impressionable youth, Sabrina studied abroad in Germany, and won the heart of her husband with her sultry latin dance moves, luminescent smile, and warm heart. Now, Sabrina is an accomplished professional who loves her amazing husband and her three gorgeous children, including her newborn baby girl.
Although unassuming, Catalina had a fire and a passion that ignited itself in graduate seminars with Asha. If you have the opportunity to eavesdrop into one of their conversations, you might hear indiscinct giggles over Gabriel Marquez, examples of sixteenth century decorum and amorous delights, as well as notions of authenticity. Inside jokes aside, Catalina's selfless motivation, support, tenacity, and encouragement help to cultivate a friendship to last a lifetime.
Laura Pascal is one of the most amazing people you will ever meet. She impressed Asha in the Classics department, hosting Homerathons and learning about ancient Greek and Roman history at the University of Miami, where Laura graduated with honors. A born leader, Laura decided to pursue education and will most likely garner at least three Ph.D.s in her lifetime. This courageously fierce, and inspiring academic loves the cinema, holds the answers to weird history trivia, and bears an uncanny likeness to Pallas Athene.
David and I have known each other for about 9 years. We both majored in voice and shared many classes together at the University of Miami. Being the brother of the bride, I was first introduced to Asha oddly enough while playing Mario Cart with him in his dorm room. David has been one of my greatest supporters throughout the years, and has truly been a wonderful friend.
Lloyd and I were fellow voice majors and roommates at the University of Miami. I always admired Lloyd for his passion for singing and his love of opera, but then, I found out this tall, bass-baritone was really a soprano diva - not kidding. I remember waking up to and falling asleep to Joan Sutherland, Beverly Sills, Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo, but in my opinion a soprano), and worst of all Maria Callas. All joking aside, he's been there for me through thick and thin, and without his encouragement, I wouldn't have moved back to South Florida and reacquainted myself with Asha.
Reggie and I have a love/hate friendship. For example, the first time I met him, he thought I hated him simply because I didn't talk. The fact is, we have been singing professionally together for a number of years, and he still won't let the idea go that I am NOT a countertenor as he is. However, our love of espresso and the mocking of Joan Sutherland has brought us together. And by the way: Puccini > Bach. Sorry.