Friday, 19 June 2020

Make them hear you: Pegasus Opera brings together 26 operas singers in a musical response to Black Lives Matter



In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, Pegasus Opera (artistic director Alison Buchanan, see my interview with Alison), brought together 26 opera singers from around the world, including the UK, USA, Trinidad, Zambia, France, Bahamas, Ghana and Jamaica, to celebrate diversity in opera. Recorded digitally, each in their own locations, they performed 'Make them hear you', a social justice song from Stephen Flaherty's 1996 musical Ragtime, based on the book by E.L.Doctorow.

A positive message which deserves to be heard as widely as possible.


The performers are:
Abigail Kelly, soprano UK, Alison Buchanan, soprano UK, Angela Caesar, soprano UK, Bernadine Pritchett, soprano UK, Byron Jackson, baritone UK, Candace Bostwick, soprano Bahamas, Cassandra Douglas, soprano Jamaica, Cornelius Johnson, tenor USA, Devon Harrison, bass baritone UK, Donna Bateman, soprano UK, Esther Asibuo, soprano Ghana, Hyacinth Nicholls, Mezzo-soprano Trinidad, Jonathan R. Green, baritone USA, Â Jordene Thomas soprano UK, Keisha Nurse, soprano UK, Melvin Claridge, tenor Bahamas, Mikel Sylvanus, baritone UK, Nadege Meden, soprano France, Robert Sims, baritone USA, Sandeep Gurrapadi, tenor UK, Shawnette Sulker, soprano USA, Themba Mvula, baritone Zambia , Yvonne Davis, soprano UK, Ronald Samm, tenor Trinidad, Kimberly Jones, soprano USA and Keel Watson, bass-baritone UK

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