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 @LouiseBLou: Thanks to the 11 people aged 14-16 years who took part in a consultation session about arts & culture in #Crawley at @Dorma
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AbigailKellySop RT @BradleyETO: Very proud of the cast here in Luxembourg performing at the @PhilharmonieLux 3 shows down, 7 to go! @mooremezzo @zacneal1 @…
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AbigailKellySop RT @voiceless_opera: “A woman sits alone in the room. She tries to speak. Her voice is gone.” Voice(less) Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival…
AbigailKellySop What did you do at work this week Abigail? Well... I juggled oranges (attempted to anyway), learned how to walk, ya… https://t.co/S11Ytw2m1r
AbigailKellySop RT @operaupclose: This week, the @OperaUpClose team have loved watching the #PeaceAtLast cast in action. We kick off with a 3 week tour to…
AbigailKellySop RT @RosabellaG: Should twitter friends or friends - of - friends be seeking piano lessons, I’m available to teach over the summer. PM me fo…
AbigailKellySop RT @fayetimby: Wow - what a crazy response. Anyone who's interested, can you reach out to me on ftimby@gmail.com? Thanks! https://t.co/K0N6