Album release on March 22nd

On Saturady March 22nd, Amira will present her very first CD in one of Holland’s most well-known zoos.

Amira’s album, on which her favourite aria’s have been supplemented with a rich selection of classical compositions, was recorded last month in England. The 9-year-old opera singer said in an interview for regional broadcaster Omroep Gelderland that she’s very satisfied about the result.

The ‘duet’ which appeared on YouTube earlier and where Amira performed Nessun Dorma together with the late Luciano Pavarotti, will not be on the CD, says Amira’s father Gerrit to AmiraFans. De recording work for the CD had already finished in February and the ‘duet’ originated during Amira’s appearance in the Complimentary Breackfast radio show on Jacaranda FM, during her visit to South-Africa.

The album release party, which is only inteded for the press, media and some other invited, will be a big party according to Amira. Unfortunately they can’t release balloons, which would be too much stress for the animals.

Wonder girl Amira wows learners

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Nine-year-old Amira Willighagen won Holland’s Got Talent 2013. She recently visited Kempton Park, from where her mother hails. (photo: LookLocal)

Amira Willighagen is only nine years old but her extraordinary talent and achievements prove she is not just your average kid.

Fresh from winning 2013’s Holland’s Got Talent (Holland’s version of the talent show America’s Got Talent), Amira was in South Africa for about a week, doing performances and singing at the opening of children’s playgrounds in Ikageng, going to interviews and most importantly, visiting family in Kempton Park and Potchefstroom. Read more

Prodigy with link to South-Africa a YouTube sensation

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Amira Willighagen (left) with her mother Frieda, father Gerrit and brother Fincent at Vergelegen (photo: Tracey Adams)

When Amira arrived last Thursday at the Vergelegen wine estate, one could easily be misled in assuming she was just any ordinary child on holiday with her family. Only a few in South-Africa could know that one of the world’s youngest singing stars had arrived in Cape Town. Read more

CD-recording completed

amira-stonehenge2_rThis week-end Netherlands’ youngest opera talent Amira Willighagen went into the studio to record her debute album. Amira traveled to the south of England, where it took her only two days to record all tracks for her first album.  Recording was done in a studio not far from the world famous Stonehenge.

On the page TV & Video you can find an item from RTL Boulevard about the recording of the CD in England.