Saturday / 3-4pm / URC
For the second year running, International dramatic soprano Anne Fridal will give a short concert before running a singing workshop. If you have ever waned to sing, loudly and breathe properly, come and join Anne.
A soprano singer, Fridal made her professional debut as Lily in a production of the opera “Porgy and Bess” at the Glyndbourne Festival Opera in Sussex, England. She later played the role of Serena in the same opera. She also played the role of Mary in the opera “Carnival Messiah” which was written by Geraldine Connor. She lived in Italy for 5 years and learned to speak Italian fluently. Fridal has appeared with the New York Opera and the the Virginia Opera and, in addition to appearances in England, Trinidad & Tobago, and the USA, has performed in Australia, Austria, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan, and Wales.
Fridal is the first known opera singer to perform operatic versions of calypsoes, and her interpretation of Lord Kitchener’s calypsoes “Symphony in G” and “The Carnival Is Over” has thrilled audiences around the world. With these calypsoes added to her repertoire of spirituals, jazz, and popular songs, Fridal has performed solo shows at the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York, USA. She has toured with some of Trinidad’s top steelbands: Desperadoes; Exodus; Phase II Pan Groove; and Trinidad All Stars.