Micaëla Oeste :: Soprano

A few of my favorite things ...

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt 

"Einen Wissenden darf ich mich nicht nennen. Ich war ein Suchender und bin es noch, aber ich suche nicht mehr auf den Sternen und in den Büchern, ich beginne die Lehren zu hören, die mein Blut in mir rauscht. Meine Geschichte ist nicht angenehm, sie ist nicht süß und harmonisch wie die erfundenen Geschichten, sie schmeckt nach Unsinn und Verwirrung, nach Wahnsinn und Traum wie das Leben aller Menschen, die sich nicht mehr belügen wollen."

- Hermann Hesse 'Demian' 

A great opportunity for me to sing with my mom's students- Mary's Lullaby with the Ruth Doyle Middle School choir, director Patricia Oeste

My other passion, horses!

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My other passion, horses!

Savannah Voice Festival

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A great program that has supported my growth as an artist! Run by Maria Zouves and Sherrill Milnes

“Thanks to art, instead of seeing one world only, our own, we see that world multiply itself and we have at our disposal as many worlds as there are original artists, worlds more different one from the other than those which revolve in infinite space, worlds which, centuries after the extinction of the fire from which their light first emanated, whether it is called Rembrandt or Vermeer, send us still each one its special radiance.” 


Andreas Oeste

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My brother, an oboist and composer working on his doctorate at the University of Michigan.

Edith Piaf, La Foule

Claire Waldoff in 1926 singing "Raus mit den Männern"

A dear friend and amazing musician with her band, Wifey!

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Make Em Laugh, Singing in the rain: Donald O'Conner

Fleming sings Korngold

Renee Fleming singing the Korngold aria "Ich ging zu ihm" from Das Wunder der Heliane.

Lucero Tena

Kleiber conducts Beethoven

An incredible video of Carlos Kleiber conducting Beethoven's Symphony #7 In A, Op. 92, mvt 2 Larghetto

One of my favorite gown designers, Jovani!

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One of my favorite gown designers, Jovani!

Ashleigh Semkiw

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One of my best friends and a wonderful musician and artist. Download her album on iTunes here.


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Quote from James Kavanaugh

“I am one of the searchers. There are, I believe, millions of us. We are not unhappy, but neither are we really content. We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret. We continue to explore ourselves, hoping to understand. We like to walk along the beach, we are drawn by the ocean, taken by its power, its unceasing motion, its mystery and unspeakable beauty. We like forests and mountains, deserts and hidden rivers, and the lonely cities as well. Our sadness is as much a part of our lives as is our laughter. To share our sadness with one we love is perhaps as great a joy as we can know — unless it be to share our laughter.

We searchers are ambitious only for life itself, for everything beautiful it can provide. Most of all we love and want to be loved. We want to live in a relationship that will not impede our wandering, nor prevent our search, nor lock us in prison walls; that will take us for what little we have to give. We do not want to prove ourselves to another or compete for love.

For wanderers, dreamers, and lovers, for lonely men and women who dare to ask of life everything good and beautiful. It is for those who are too gentle to live among wolves.”

—James Kavanaugh, There Are Men Too Gentle to Live Among Wolves