Opera Rock Diva Kimera to Thrill Couture Fashion Week Audiences

In addition to the exquisite fashions on parade at Couture Fashion Week, the event also features world-class performers. The next event will be held September 11-13, 2009 at the Waldorf-Astoria on New York City's Park Avenue. One of the performers scheduled to appear is Kimera, who will open the fashion show of designer Andres Aquino, on Saturday evening, September 12. With her four-octave range and visionary approach to art, Kimera has intrigued and fascinated many.

New York, NY, August 23, 2009 --(PR.com)-- "I am thrilled to combine the beautiful elements of popularized opera with high fashion," says designer and event producer Andres Aquino. "We are delighted that Kimera's outstanding talent and theatrical presence will further enhance this fashion event and provide an extra special treat for our audiences."

A native of Korea, Kimera has loved singing ever since she can remember. From the age of twelve, she began singing classical music in church choirs, as well as in the Korean National Metropolitan Choir. After earning a B.A. in French Literature from Sung Sin University in Seoul, she went on to pursue post-graduate studies at the Sorbonne in Paris, and began to train in opera at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. After years of arduous vocal studies, she received a Superior Diploma in Lyrical Art with a unanimous vote, and with congratulations from the jury.

In 1984 Kimera released the controversial classic-pop fusion recording, “The Lost Opera”, with the London Symphony Orchestra. Representing a divergence from her previous classical opera path, the album promptly climbed the British music charts and went on to gather momentum in France, South Africa, South America, Korea, and many more countries across the globe. Kimera, the blazing rebel of opera, blended two genres from opposite ends of the musical spectrum to create a new style of music utilizing traditional operatic arias and a modern rhythmic pop beat. She called it "Popera" or "Opera Rock." While it was well received by the public, she endured a great amount of criticism from classical purists who believed she had vulgarized opera. As one critic put it, “Mozart would turn over in his grave if he heard this.” Criticism, however, did little to slow her down. She was happy to popularize opera and make it more accessible to kids, teens, and adults alike. Kimera's latest album is entitled “Opera Found."

Couture Fashion Week is a multi-day event showcasing couture and luxury fashion. It also includes exhibits of luxury brands and fine art as well as world-class entertainment and receptions. The event is held in top venues in New York City, Dallas, Palm Beach, Florida and other selected cities and is attended by upscale consumers, invited VIPs, the press and high-end store buyers. Couture Fashion Week offers unique branding opportunities for luxury products and services.

Visit the event website for more information: www.CoutureFashionWeek.com

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