Monday June 1, 2015
Torch Song Divas
The fabulous voices of Torch Song Divas, Elaine C. Smith and Christina Dunwoodie combine the earthiness of soul, blues and jazz with the lyricism of classic opera, as they take an irreverent and witty look at the eternal themes of love, loss, betrayal and survival that form the beating (and sometimes bleeding !) heart of these great musical traditions.
This fantastic mix of modern song and opera asks which is more tragically beautiful, ‘The man that got away’ or ‘Addio del passato’ from Traviata on the same theme. Between them, Elaine and Christina take the audience on a roller coaster of tears and laughter, accompanied by the fabulously virtuosic pianist, Gordon Cree.