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Diva Gigs (Sarah-Ann Cromwell)

By | Published on Thursday 15 August 2013

Opera is only for posh people, right? Sarah-Ann Cromwell challenges this preconception; she now makes a living on the opera circuit, but started out as a school teacher from Birmingham. She begins by telling us about her life: singing, teaching and terrifying opera coaches. She follows with a selection of her favourite pieces, ranging from Mozart to Victorian songs to the music on the Lloyd’s TSB advert (Kats-Chernin’s ‘Eliza’s Aria’). Cromwell is a strong singer and her accompanist, Ana Maria Andritoiu, is equally talented on the piano. The potential is there, but the show lacked a theme to tie everything together. If you’re curious about opera, ‘Diva Gigs’ is a good place to start.

SpaceCabaret @ 54, until 17 Aug (not 7, 8, 12, 14), 5.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Samantha Strachan]