Chris Merritt was singing major roles at the Met, Covent Garden, La Scala and Vienna in the 1990s. Then he hit mid-career and things went wrong.
Here’s his story. It could be any of us.
Dear Ones, near and far…..I am turning to this entrepreneurial undertaking as a way to finance my career back into functionality.
Due to very unfortunate managerial problems, my career has experienced a terrible downslide to the point of almost non-existence. Because of this, I have been forced to completely deplete all existing savings and retirement, causing me to practically live on fumes.
Needless to say….I am now without management.
In addition, my bank of 19 years….DeutscheBank….refuses to give me any help to get my business back on track, something that I feel they would be happy to offer to other self-employed business people….just not to me perhaps because my business happens to be Opera.
However, in the midst of this personal chaos, I have been able to slowly find work on my own, almost at the same time I was thrown out of my management company. Now, things are beginning to look very good, indeed. I have engagements coming up very quickly in Italy, Mexico and the U.S. Other projects are beginning to appear on the horizon. My career is showing signs of life, again.
And now, at the point where I am about to embark on these new engagements….I am without the funds to support myself with basics like travel, lodgings and food nor to be able to keep the home-fires glowing in paying regular monthly costs of phone, internet, water, health insurance, etc.
For these reasons….I need your help to get my career and my life back into *the black*. If you can possibly help me with this, I would be forever grateful.
And the artist and performer in me can feel the glow of expression and involvement once more!
Chris is halfway towads raising 20,000 Euros to get him back on stage. To help Chris, please click here.