Amira in Concert with André Rieu —- Maastricht 2014

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Amira’s Vrijthof Concerts —- Friday 11 & Saturday 12 July 2014

Amira joined André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra during the 10th Anniversary of the Vrijthof Concerts on 11 & 12 July 2014.

Amira performed the Soprano Opera “O Mio Babbino Caro” from Puccini, together with André Rieu and his Orchestra in front of a Crowd of over 10,000 People each night — 10 years after Amira was born, 10 years after André Rieu began his annual Vrijthof Concerts in Maastricht, 10 weeks after Amira’s Debut Album CD with 10 opera arias received a Gold Award and just over 10 weeks after Amira turned 10 years old. At the end of the Concert, Amira danced and waved goodbye together with the orchestra.

Another Dream Come True

Amira together with MirusiaOne year ago, Amira could only dream about joining André Rieu at such a large stage, singing opera songs in front of a crowd of over 10,000 people each night.

In August 2013, Amira took the train from Nijmegen to Zwolle, accompanied by her brother Fincent and father Gerrit. There, in a small theater in Zwolle, Amira first pre-auditioned with “O Mio Babbino Caro” as a possible candidate for the TV Show Holland’s Got Talent 2013. Half a year later, Amira eventually won Holland’s Got Talent 2013, receiving well in excess of 50% of all public votes during the finals on 28 December 2013.

Amira’s life has been a Roller Coaster ever since and she enjoys it.

Pre—-Concert —- Radio Interview & Dressing Up —- Friday 11 July 2014

Before Amira went on stage for her first Concert with André Rieu, she gave a short radio interview, telling the reporter how excited she was for the concerts. Amira said another dream has come true for her, after Winning Holland’s Got Talent 2013, receiving a Gold Award for her Debut Album CD within two weeks after release, and becoming the Youngest Person ever Topping the Music Charts in The Netherlands.


For the occasion, Turtle Schilpaddie is also dressed up, just like Amira and her brother Fincent 😉


After-party with André Rieu —- Sunday 13 July 2014

Amira met al lot of VIPs, including Jos Koenders from Almere, one of many, very loyal and special Amira Fans, who even had his car stickered with large Amira Posters and had a very special Bouquet of Flowers made, in the form of Amira’s Turtle Schilpaddie.

Amira also brought a visit to another special fan, Sister Leona, who lives in Maastricht and recently became 10 x 10 = 100 Years !!! Leona was also present at Amira’s Concert, and even danced together with André Rieu !!!





Masterclass for Amira in London & Invitation by André Rieu —- Nov—-Dec 2013

Amira’s collaboration with André Rieu began after André Rieu had seen Amira’s Auditions for Holland’s Got Talent 2013 on YouTube, like tens of millions of other people. André Rieu immediately decided to invite Amira to visit him for a Masterclass in London. After this Masterclass had taken place and Amira had become the Winner of Holland’s Got Talent 2013, André Rieu immediately decided to invite Amira for the 10th Anniversary of his Vrijthof Concerts in 2014.

Amira Willighagen - Part 4 of 5 (SUBTITLED) - Interview Late Night Show - 2013
Amira Willighagen - Part 5 of 5 - Interview Late Night Show - 2013
André Rieu - Masterclass for Amira Willighagen and brother Fincent - 7 December 2013
Amira Willighagen - Interview RTL Boulevard - Part 2 - 30 December 2013

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