MEET OUR REIGNING QUEEN
Ms. Senior California 2013, Alise Richel
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Alise has been singing all her life, starting while she was still in the baby carriage. Her first concert was to an audience of 2000 at the age of three when she stood all alone on the stage singing "Pennies From Heaven" accompanied by a big band. Later she studied opera with masters from the great opera houses as The Metropolitan Opera, LaScala, and Vienna State Opera and continued her training with maestros from The Academy of Vocal Arts and the famous music festival of the Boston Symphony, Tanglewood.
When Leonard Bernstein heard her sing he rose to his feet proclaiming "You have a gorgeous voice."
She majored in music and dramatic arts at Adelphi and Columbia Universities and studied at The American Theater Wing and the Herbert Berghof Schools of Acting, ballet with Natasha Borskavich from the Bolshoi, and jazz with Hal Shaefer from Twentieth Century Fox, as well as Jimmy Amadie, former conductor for Mel Torme.
Alise has been a soloist with symphony orchestras, appeared with famous stars, and has performed leading roles in operas and musical theater productions.
As a teacher of singing she has students in major productions worldwide: "The Lion King" and "Chorus Line" and is coaching Peter Riberi, world-renowned opera star who has at The Met and major opera houses around the world.
She is currently completing her book on her voice teaching called "Nitty Gritty Bel Canto" (How to learn how to learn how to sing - with a touch of metaphysics).
Alise Richel wins coveted California title and
the opportunity to compete nationally.
Crowning of Ms. Senior California 2013 - Alise Richel
Alise Richel, Ms. Senior California 2013
"Nessum Dorma" from Puccini's opera Turandot was beautifully sung, bringing the entire audience to their feet in a spontaneous standing ovation
Alise's Philosophy of Life statement was inspiring!
In her final pose in the Modeling segment of the pageant, Alise was a vision of the "Age of Elegance"
What an honor to be crowned by Ms. Senior America 2012, Elisabeth Howard, who also won the Ms. Senior California title in 2012
Newly-crowned Ms. Senior California 2013 with her husband, Dr. Adler
Alise was also the winner of the Talent Award at the State Pageant for having the highest score of all the contestants in the "Talent" segment of the Pageant
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Ms. Senior California & Ms. Senior America 2012 Winner