Unfinished Opera About Nanny Well Received

Praise poured down like Portland rain on three women associated with a still unfinished opera staged at the School of Music, Edna Manley College (EMC), on Friday night.

The praise came at least partly, because of the patriotism of the audience, though, ironically, none of the three women - Nanny of the Maroons, the opera's main character; the composer, Dr Shirley J. Thompson, and soprano Abigail Kelly, the work's soloist - is a "born Jamaican". Click here to read more.

Abigail's Tweets

AbigailKellySop RT @ParkwoodPrimary: EYFS thoroughly enjoyed the ‘Peace at Last’ Opera performed by @operaupclose this morning! Lots of singing and some ve…
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AbigailKellySop RT @operaupclose: This is the final week of #PeaceAtLast's Summer Tour to primary schools! The team will be performing for a further 8x sch…
AbigailKellySop RT @BaselessFabric: One week til we start rehearsals!! #DieFledermaus #Grimeborn 🦇🎶🎼🎊🎉🥂 https://t.co/hx4pAC7XD9
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AbigailKellySop RT @thisisfarmer: So very proud to be writing #HowFarApart for @Utopia_Theatre & exploring the impact racial bias has on Black women's expe…
AbigailKellySop RT @Helen_Sherman: Last night @GriffinArtsFest I joined 5primary schools in a remarkable performance -Sultana’s Dream, a children’s opera b…