Sing Sistah Sing!
13 October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm£10 – £18
To mark Black History Month, internationally celebrated mezzo soprano Andrea Baker performs her award-winning celebration of the African American female voice.
Weaving together the stories of women including Marian Anderson, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin and Billie Holiday, Baker reveals the extraordinary lives of these powerful singers and their fight for artistic freedom at home and abroad.
Andrea Baker, herself an artistic trailblazer, is the first African American to sing Fricka, Waltraute, Erda and 2nd Norn in Wagner’s great Ring Cycle in the Chinese premiere of the work at the Beijing Arts Festival, the first African American Carmen in Australia at the Sydney Opera House and the first African American to sing the role of Ortrud in the South Korean premiere of Wagner’s Lohengrin at the Daegu Opera Festival.
With Sing Sistah Sing! Andrea Baker tells her own deeply personal story and pays joyful, soulful and varied musical homage to many of the women who courageously paved the way.
Andrea will be joined by pianist Richard Lewis
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