Carla has the look and sound of "the Greatest Star", the incomparable Barbra Streisand. From the hair down to the trademark "nails", Carla is "Simply Streisand" in every way. Singing live, to recorded background musical tracks, Carla recreates the excitement and high energy vocals of Streisand's most powerful numbers and at the same time has the capability of singing with a beauty and purity of sound essential for the ballads that are so closely associated with this greatest of all singing actresses.
Carla brings to this project more than 25 years of professional experience as a singer and stage performer, as well as a passion for and appreciation of the exquisite artistry of Ms. Streisand. Having spent most of her career as a classically trained opera singer, Carla has always been inspired by and drawn to the voice and persona of Ms. Streisand and she has successfully captured the essence and thrilling artistry of the one and only "Funny Girl" herself.
She received her Masters of Music, with an Opera Specialization, from SUNY-Binghamton, (New York) and has been a critically acclaimed professional singing actress for many years. Carla is an adjunct Voice Professor at two colleges in the Central Florida area, and she maintains a private voice studio in her home, in addition to an extensive performing schedule.
Carla got into the "impersonator" business like so many before her -- over the years, friends, family and strangers often remarked about her resemblance to Streisand in looks and mannerisms, as well as her voice. Her Streisand impersonation had its premiere performance at the Sunburst Convention a few years ago and the response was overwhelming! Her act was one of only a small handful to be chosen by a British film crew for inclusion in their film about Celebrity Impersonators and she was also filmed by the Tonight Show.
She can provide you with a classy, elegant, professional and very entertaining performance of almost any length for almost any type of event. Carla is available for private parties, corporate events, holiday gatherings, theatrical venues, night clubs, "meet and greets", Vegas-styled shows, etc.
You will enjoy all of Ms. Streisand's greatest hits, from the early days all the way up to the present. Incorporated into her act is some audience participation where she will invite someone to join her in the duet, "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" a la Neil Diamond. Your guests are sure to enjoy themselves. From the serious love ballads to the comedic songs, Carla has it all...she's "like buttah."