Andrea Baker

Andrea Baker (Co-creator and performing artist) hailed as a ‘stupendous
and heartrending talent’ (Bild Zeitung), American-Scottish mezzo-soprano
Andrea Baker is internationally renowned for her ‘enchantingly powerful’
performances (Das Orchester). An operatic trailblazer, she was the first
African American to take the role of Carmen in Australia, at Sydney Opera
House, and the first to perform the roles of Fricke, Erda, and Waltraute in
Wagner's Ring in China. Her independent Sing Sistah Sing! Series began
as a joyous, soulful celebration of the African American female voice,
encompassing jazz, gospel, blues, artsong, and storytelling. She has
performed to sold-out audiences around the world including at the 2020
Edinburgh International Festival. In addition to her celebrated work on
opera and festival stages, she has taken on an extraordinary breadth of
voices across various media. As a radio presenter and documentary-maker,
she can be heard across the BBC, including on Radio Scotland, Radio 4,
and Radio 3's Sounds Connected and has produced her own series of

Photo Credit: John Need