A crossover star who raises funds for operamain
Sean Panikkar, a mid-level US opera singer, is part of a group called Forte that finished in the top 5 of America’s Got Talent.
Forte is doing a lot of fundraisers and galas for midsize opera companies. Sean in various interviews talks about about boosting opera’s profile and seeing Forte’s TV fans at Magic Flute for the first time.
Some crossover artists steal the mantle of ‘opera singers’ and do nothing for the genre. Sean is a real opera singer who is using crossover to support the art.
He’s becoming a useful advocate. Watch.