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 @E_N_O: Only two weeks to go until the #ENO1819 season restarts! If you are under 18, you can get free balcony tickets on Saturdays, bu…
AbigailKellySop RT @NadinBenjamin: https://t.co/BLOYE4MBnu TOSCA is finally here tonight at St James’s Church, Piccadilly - 7pm! Feeling so blessed. Than…