The “superpower” of music is to serve as a gateway to something even more powerful – the human capacity to imagine, explains Carla Dirlikov Canales. Imagination enables us to think about and view the world as a better place. This is the power of music. Versatile mezzo-soprano Carla Dirlikov Canales has been acclaimed by Opera Magazine for possessing a voice that “grabs the heartstrings with its dramatic force and musicality.” Ms. Canales is a passionate humanitarian who for the past 10 years has served as a U.S. Department of State Cultural Arts Envoy promoting American culture overseas, giving master classes and teaching music to orphans and poverty-stricken youth.