Hailed as a “stupendous and heartrending” talent (Bild Zeitung), Scottish- American mezzo soprano Andrea Baker is internationally renowned for her “enchantingly powerful” performances (Das Orchester). An operatic trailblazer, she was the first African American to take the role of Carmen in Australia, at Sydney Opera House, and the first to perform the roles of Fricka, Erda, and Waltraute in Wagner’s Ring in China. In addition to her celebrated work on the opera stage, she has taken on an extraordinary breadth of voices across various media in her award-winning series of Sing Sistah Sing! shows. The first is a joyous, soulful celebration of the African American female voice, followed by Sing Sistah Sing! Tales of Transatlantic Freedom a ground-breaking new piece that made its debut in the iconic Pianodrome Theatre at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2022. A new collaboration with composer Howard Moody produced by Yard Heads International the piece garnered 5 star reviews and has since made its north American debut at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Andrea Baker can also be heard across the BBC as a presenter and documentary creator.
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