I am a victim of domestic abuse from an intimate partner. He tried to take away my dignity, and he did a pretty good job of frightening me like mad and turning me against myself. I finally left the relationship and now I am writing an opera to give victims of domestic abuse and bring the abusers under the scrutiny of society. We are tired of victim-blaming. Let’s do something about the abusers and get them to stop.
Asa part of our series about stars who are making an important social impact, I had the pleasure of interviewing IVA.
IVA is a universally applauded rare crossover singer, songwriter, and vocal coach with an extraordinary career of 16 years. She has been a survivor of domestic abuse and is now on a mission to tell her story & be the voice for those searching for their own.
IVA’s vocal prowess and phenomenal range have garnered her international recognition. She possesses an uncanny ability to switch seamlessly from pop-style vocals into full operatic singing within the same song.
IVA’s first breakthrough was when she made her first appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, showcasing her unique gift. Her fateful performance transformed her career from a classical opera singer to an international pop star!