It’s been 5 years since Trapper Felides and Badiene Magaziner shared a stage on Oxygen’s reality show “The Next Big Thing: NY.” With clients scattering Broadway, TV, film, and the recording industry, Trappy has been hailed by the New York Post as “the go to voice coach for pint-sized triple threats,” and Badiene has been hailed by Backstage Magazine as the “go to voice teacher for young singers.” After an illustrious career in opera, electrifying the international opera world, Badiene landed back in NYC on the faculty of her alma mater Juilliard right around the time that Trapper decided that it was time to “come home” after ripping up the west coast concert scene.
The two met 13 years ago at a fundraiser event Trapper was producing for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. They shared an immediate bond over the cause, as Badiene had lost her son Erik to leukemia. When Erik was asked by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, he said, “My wish is that all the rock stars come together and sing a song to make the world aware of the need for donors and to find a cure. No kid should die waiting for a donor.”
It’s now time to bring back the Erik’s Wish Benefit Concert (which Badiene produced after his passing) in Erik’s honor. We invite you all to come share in an evening with the finest of Trapper’s and Badiene’s fabulous roster of clients with Badiene taking the stage for the first time in decades.
Part of the proceeds to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.