Abigail stars as Nanny to a well received audience in Jamaica - Sept 2016

JamaicaNanny
A roomful of opera lovers came out to 'Sacred Mountain' - Incidents in the life of Queen Nanny and the Maroons that took place at Vera Moody Concert Hall, Jamaica. The audience also came to meet composer Dr Shirley Thompson (recently enlisted as one of the 10 most influential Black people in Britain 2016) and soprano Abigail Kelly, UK-based classical musicians of the Jamaican diaspora.

Judging from the applause when the opera ended and the animated discussion which followed between Thompson and the audience, the opera was well received.

Thompson's 45-minute opera Sacred Mountain: Incidents in the Life of Queen Nanny of the Maroons was presented in the Vera Moody Concert Hall at the Edna Manley College's School of Music. Untraditionally, the opera was written for only one singer (with some narration) and it was Kelly who sang.

Read More

Abigail's Tweets

AbigailKellySop RT @JubileeOpera: ++++EXCLUSIVE +++Our Casket Girl sneak preview video starring @RussHepplewhite @mooremezzo @jackdridley @singinsofia @Ke
6hreplyretweetfavorite
AbigailKellySop RT @BradleyETO: Exciting week for @ETOpera Learning & Participation in the North West: 6x Laika the Spacedog, 4x Silver Lake Secondary Sch…
AbigailKellySop @mooremezzo That black and white photo of a child is in fact my dad as a little boy!! 😂🤣 His facial expression says it all really. 🤦🏾‍♂️
AbigailKellySop Not gonna lie. This is my FAVOURITE time of the year. #HappyHalloween witches!! https://t.co/wklgxcKtas
AbigailKellySop RT @StreetwiseOpera: Thanks to brilliant Mark Oldfield, our creative director of workshops, for leading a Vocal Craftwork session at the #S
AbigailKellySop RT @BaselessFabric: Happy #WorldOperaDay!! We're busy looking back on previous projects and planning our next ones so here's a photo of our…
AbigailKellySop RT @La_kee_sha: Only 3 shows left!😭 BUT Saturday is gna be a banger! Another accessible show PLUS big chats with some big time voices. Don'…