Patricia O’Callaghan At The NAC: A Cross Between A Rock Star And A Nun!
These days, I read a lot of arts media copy. It’s pretty rare when I encounter something that I immediately tweet; when I read the blurb associated with Patricia O’Callaghan’s upcoming show at the NAC, I did just that.
Here’s the bit that caught my attention.
Patricia O’Callaghan was born and raised in Northern Ontario, Canada. At seventeen she lived in Mexico for a year as an exchange student. It was there that she had an epiphany one day and decided she should become an opera singer. Up until that time she could not decide whether to become a rock star or a nun and she thought opera was the perfect melding of the two: all the discipline and undebauched life of a nun, but she would still get to sing.
For the record, this is a cabaret show and not opera, nevertheless, it’s a great hook! Sometimes, breaking the rules works!
The show also features Robert Kortgaard on piano and Andrew Downing on double bass.
If your interest is piqued, I have a pair of tickets to giveaway!
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