The Singers joined forces after touring with the Oxford-based Opera Anywhere on their production of Puccini’s all-female Suor Angelica, where Sorelle - or ‘sisters’ - was born and in April 2019 they performed their Debut concert Belle Nuit in St Georges church in Nailsworth Gloucestershire to a thoroughly appreciative audience. The three singers are now in preparation for their next concert in the stroud Shakespeare festival as well as undergoing plans for a summer concert later in 2019
Opera’s women are often brushed off as lovesick, weak, or sidekicks. The Sorelle singers wanted to revitalise the image of the women of opera - the queens, the heroines and the lovers - and restore them and their arias to their rightful place in the public imagination.
Drawing on composers from Monteverdi to Mozart, Puccini to Lloyd Webber, Sorelle recasts the very meaning of diva.
Image: Three of Sorelle's sopranos (Olivia Bell, Katie Blackwell and Megan Strachan) along with fantastic Mezzo Freya Jacklin-Edward performing in Opera Anywhere's production Pirates on Punts
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