Internationally famous soprano Angel Blue drops by Kelvingrove Art Gallery to raise some baroque rafters in the company of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra this month. The lush interiors of the gallery make a magnificent backdrop for a special evening to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the museum’s refurb.
Angel, who is the current toast of the opera scene, has an interesting backstory. She paid for her singing tuition by using prize money won at beauty contests (in 2005 she was Miss Hollywood!). Mentored by Placido Domingo, she developed a shimmering upper register – tinted with shades of gospel and blues – which wowed the crowds and quickly established her as one of the best opera voices of a new generation.
And now she’s itching for a bit of Mother Glasgow: “Singing with The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is nothing short of a dream coming true. I’m looking forward to singing with a great orchestra in one of my favourite countries in the world”. Amen to that.
MUSIC AT THE MUSEUM | RSNO | Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum | Friday 16th & Saturday 17th September (8.00pm) | Box Office 0141 353 8000 | www.rsno.org.uk.
Pic: Sonya Garza