Abigail takes leading role in English Touring Opera new Opera 'Bessie'.

Bessie's Wings is a new opera devised with nearly 100 children from primary schools in Lambeth, including Vauxhall, Ashmole and St Mark's schools. Working with a team from ETO the opera will be performed at Morley College on the 22nd and 23rd June 2017. Bessie is played by soprano Abigail Kelly. A jazz ensemble will create the musical world of the show.

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Bessie Coleman is a figure of huge significance in African American history. Born into poverty in Texas at the end of the 19th century she became the first black woman to gain a pilot's license, having travelled to France for flying lessons when she was denied opportunities in the US because of her gender and colour. She went on to become a celebrity, thrilling crowds with her aerobatic displays. These stunts eventually led to her untimely death.

 

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AbigailKellySop RT @pinchpunchtime: Though our biologist/enchantress character is set in the future and pioneers new technology, she collects old things. S…
AbigailKellySop Our #1000Songs dress rehearsal is done. I’m so looking forward to performing this amazing piece of new work tonight… https://t.co/5WlbC2mjgk
AbigailKellySop Getting a sneaky peek of @TurandotRedux and #BetweenConstellations before tonight’s third @mosaic_opera #Grimebornehttps://t.co/Cykvd5Gdvd
AbigailKellySop RT @SingforJoy3: Still a-twitter about the @echochamber_uk experiment at @teteateteopera tonight with @MezzoRosie. Insightful and incisive…
AbigailKellySop RT @RosabellaG: Showday 2 #Grimeborn @arcolatheatre for our aria “Where No Bell Tolls” @GregoryDina @natoperastudio @mosaic_opera we are de…