Emmanuel Solomon

Emmanual Solomon performs in the Fountain School’s Opera L’Étoile.

Emmanuel Solomon is grateful that so many people have helped him pursue his dream of becoming an operatic singer. The Nigerian-born Fountain School of Performing Arts student received a scholarship for his first year of music studies and held a successful fundraising concert in fall 2018 that has helped cover his second year.

“I really appreciate it, especially the assistance of the Dalhousie community," Solomon says. "The professors have always treated me like family and offered me opportunities I might not have had elsewhere, such as a starring role in an operatic production and encouragement to explore my interest in classical composition.”

Solomon is equally delighted to see that support blossom on a much larger scale through the Performing Arts Campaign. “It will give students access to more practice rooms, an exceptional acoustic concert hall and recital spaces," he says. "They will be able to work on their repertoires, producing professional sounds that both exhilarate them and give their audience an indelible experience. It will also enrich the community with more concert experiences, so the campaign will create something truly priceless.”