Nisheedah Golden is a mezzo soprano and a mentor. Opera in the Rock, a local nonprofit arts organization, is home to some of Little Rock's leading theatrical and classically trained voices. One voice that stands out in particular is that of Nisheedah Golden, a vocal powerhouse who, by the way, isn't shy when it comes to singing a perfectly crisp, vibrating note while sitting down at a buzzing coffee shop on a Wednesday night. She hadn't planned on it, but she's been singing opera ever since her days at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, when her vocal teacher — Dr. Robert Holden, an opera singer himself — had an inkling and assigned her Donizetti's "O Mio Fernando." Golden describes her first time singing with a...
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