SOPRANO, DEEVAH CRAIG

BEST OF OPERA

EPK

sə prɑːnəʊ di və kɹeɪɡ

bɛst ɒv ɒpərə

i pi keɪ

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The Deevah~

Deevah Craig is a young and hip Soprano who brings an accessible Operatic experience to an audience of music and Opera lovers from all walks of life.

Ms. Craig strives to momentarily remove the upper class pretense of Opera whilst making sense of the high art form. Deevah interprets Opera’s timelessness and brings it forward into 2020. Ms. Craig has a large following both locally and abroad.

The Show~

The “BEST OF OPERA” show runs 90 minutes with a 20 minute intermission.

The core ensemble is 2 to 3 artists,  depending on crowd size.

There is also an option for a larger ensemble

The Lineup~

CORE LINEUP (2-4 artists dependent on crowd size)

  • Soprano: Deevah Craig
  • Accompanists: Pianist, Cellist, et al. 

LARGER LINEUP

  • Soprano: Deevah Craig
  • Accompanied by Specially Selected Ensemble

(Options including: Pianist, Digital Performer, Classical Guitar, Upright Bass, Trumpet, Trombone, Flute, Clarinet, Cello, Violin, Percussionist)

The Booking~ (contact)

The Bio~

Caroline Rose Mary Ann Craig (Cari) is Deevah Craig.

Canadian based, English born and most recently performing in New York City. After emigrating, Cari found solace in classical voice and studied privately for well over a decade. Cari completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance at the University of British Columbia.

Studying a range of subjects however focusing most on Devised Theatre Performance and Theatre History. Cari’s utter adoration of Language, Poetry and Philosophy transcend, lifting Deevah Craig into new and thoughtful heights. By allowing herself to think outside the box when tackling classical art forms, she consequently invites her audience to better connect with Opera.

Cari deeply considers what makes Opera so interesting to her and subtly ‘geeks out’ with her audience. Warmly welcoming each viewer into a World that was perhaps not previously understood or perceived as approachable. Cari,Deevah, consequently extends her insight and fully intends to culminate a performance which is an interesting and completely accessible experience.

Feeling feminine, strong, and regal; Deevah implores herself to be a graceful, grateful, an eloquent empowerer and an intriguing, informative and educational storyteller.

 

Sharing insights ranging from musical terminology, training methods, educational techniques, singer essentials and factual sweet nothings, and then sweetly shows her audience an inside scoop. Cari .

She holds a belief that artistic chain reactions effortlessly occur: (ie. Puccini’s Opera: La Boheme -> Queen’s Song: Bohemian Rhaspody) and so titling herself fully appropriate.

With an appreciation of music across the board and a compulsion to create Cari also mother’s her brainchild: COUNTTESSA.

The Fluffier Stuff ~?~

(Her name is…Diva?) 

Ms. Craig’s goal is to foster interest in the classic art form and make Opera accessible and fun. The name ‘Deevah’ references a few things:

  • the word diva is ‘broken down’ into ‘deevah’ to visually emulate IPA (the international phonetic alphabet) and signify a correct pronunciation
  • this wordplay eludes to a classical/opera singers necessity to using IPA when studying and preparing their repertoire
  • the persona ‘Deevah’ thus begs the viewer to look with a new understanding of the often slanderously slurred ‘diva’ and garner more insight
  • ‘Deevah’ aims to educate, amuse and be a strong female that reclaims and redefines language and nourishes question asking as she believes language is all we have
  • why the ~ squiggly line? click here

Note: Deevah strongly believes language is all we have and what separates humans. She loves the book Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel by George Orwell

The Socials~

The Performers~

Deevah Craig – Soprano – is based in Kelowna BC. She is 24 and most recently performed in New York.

After emigrating from England to start her highschool education- Cari enquired and quickly found solace in classical voice. She completed her schooling and then a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance all whilst privately studying the bel canto and Opera discipline. 

The Repertoire Selection~

  • O Sole Mio
  • O Mio Babbino Caro (Puccini. Gianni Schicchi)
  • Summertime (Gershwin. Porgy & Bess)
  • Habanera (Bizet. Carmen)
  • Quando Me’n Vo (Puccini. La Bohème)
  • Drinking Song: Libiamo Ne’ Lieti Calici (Verdi. La Traviata)
  • Batti, batti, o bel Masetto (Mozart. Don Giovanni)
  • Adele’s Laughing Song: Mein Herr Marquis (Strauss II, Die Fledermaus)
  • Funiculi Funicula (Denza x Turco)
  • Con te Partiro: Time To Say Goodbye (Sartori x Quarantotto)
  • I Dreamed a Dream (Les Mis)
  • The Impossible Dream (Leigh x Darion)
  • My Heart Will Go On (Horner x Jennings. Titanic)
  • Memory (Webber. Cats)
  • Scarborough Fair (Traditional)
  • Glitter and be Gay (Bernstein. Candide)
  • I Could Have Danced All Night (Loewe x Lerner. My Fair Lady)
  • More repertoire available upon request. 

The Links~

  • Deevah Craig Technical Specs PDF
  • Deevah Craig One-Sheet PDF
  • Deevah Craig High-Resolution Photos
  • Deevah Craig Show Poster
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