Thursday 30 August 2018

Nadine Benjamin's Love and Prayer

Nadine Benjamin - Love and Prayer
Soprano Nadine Benjamin's debut solo album, Love and Prayer, is released tomorrow (31 August 2018) and a single from the disc Ave Maria has already been released. To celebrate, Nadine held a launch at the 1901 Arts Club last night (29 August 2018), when we heard her sing music from the disc, 'Vissi d'arte' from Puccini's Tosca (a performance which made you want to hear her singing the rest of the role), saw the striking video for Ave Maria and heard Nadine talking about the making of the disc, the video and her ideas behind it.

Rather strikingly, and surprisingly, Love and Prayer is the first such album recorded by a British Black soprano. Nadine recorded it in Studio Two at Abbey Road Studios with Kamal Khan conducting the NB Opera Ensemble. The repertoire on the disc focuses on Italian opera, with Verdi at the core, with arias from Tosca, Norma, Il trovatore, La traviata, Un ballo in maschera, Aida, Otello, La boheme and Le nozze di Figaro, plus Schubert's Ave Maria.

Besides the disc, Nadine has a lot to celebrate. She was recently made a Harewood Artist at English National Opera and makes her debut with the company in October as Clara in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, followed by Musetta in Puccini's La boheme later in the season.

Love and Prayer is available to download from Amazon, and on iTunes & Google Play

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