“I remember vividly the day that I first heard Indra Thomas. It was at the Licia Albanese–Puccini Foundation Gala in 1997, when she gave a magnificent performance of “Marietta’s Lied” … Next March, she’ll sing Il Trovatore at Arizona Opera, and she turns up in a few concert and recital engagements throughout the season, but as she said in a recent telephone interview, ‘I’ve been in Europe for about eight years, and I’m trying to get a surge going in the U.S.’
“She may be aided by the release, this month, of Great Day!, a collection of spirituals produced by Delos. Sandra Lutters is her pianist. Thomas’s interpretations are superb — deeply felt but also showing a keen musician’s impeccable taste, never so choked with emotion that they become maudlin…One cut in particular, “Give Me Jesus,” has an intimacy you don’t often hear.” — Brian Kellow, Opera News
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Besides the above-mentioned performances in Il Trovatore with the Arizona Opera, Indra Thomas will also be performing this Saturday, Feburary 16th in “The Black Classical Music Family Festival Concert” at The Whiting Theater with the Flint Symphony Orchestra in Flint, Michigan.
In celebration of African-American History month, Delos will feature Great Day! Indra Thomas Sings Spirituals with a sale on the Delos Store!