New York City-based soprano duo ACTE II, featured on NBC's "America's Got Talent," performs a variety show of opera favorites, jazz standards, pop songs and spirituals.
Another in continuing series of West Avenue B Community Concerts, presented as a gift to the people of Garland and surrounding communities by Artist-in-Residence Dr. Eldred Marshall and the Music Ministry of First United Methodist Church Garland.
Sopranos Olanna Goudeau (Port Arthur, TX) and Ashley Renée Watkins (New Orleans, LA) are southern belles who currently make their home in New York City. The pair first met while studying voice performance at Dillard University in New Orleans, LA. They later attended graduate school together at the University of Oklahoma where they first shared the spotlight together in an exhilarating production of Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. Throughout their studies both Ashley Renée and Olanna received high honors in national and international vocal competitions within the United States, Europe and South America. They have also been selected as young artist by some of the classical arena’s most prestigious programs including Music Academy of the West, Taos Opera Institute, AIMS in Graz and Opera New Jersey’s Victoria J. Mastrobuono Emerging Artist Program.