This opera tells the dramatic true story of a remarkable woman. Jamaican Mary Seacole was a pioneering, self-taught healer who travelled on her own initiative to the front line of the Crimean war to administer medical care and food to soldiers suffering not only from war wounds but also typhoid, scurvy and frostbite. She became a celebrity in Britain for the lives that she saved and as the first woman to have entered Sebastapol after the Russian defeat. The initiative with which she brushed aside Victorian boundaries of gender, class and race make for a fascinating life story.


Music: Richard Chew
Lyrics: SuAndi Obe
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Archive listings for Mary Seacole

Work type: Opera or Operetta.


Producer Gye Nyame.
3 Oct 00 to 7 Oct 00Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L01159750910

Other listings

4 Oct 07 to 5 Oct 07Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Outer London :: V01396607277
listing details L75724056
9 Oct 02 to 11 Oct 02Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L0459495497

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