Sandra Gayer – Soprano

2015 has been an amazing year for blind Soprano, Radio Presenter and Voiceover artist Sandra Gayer. She was a Soprano Soloist in the opera, Magna Carta, The Freedom Game, which was first peformed at the Royal Albert Hall on 12 May, attended by HRH the Earl and Countess of Wessex. Composed by Hannah Conway with Libretto by Sir Richard Stilgoe and directed by Karen Gillingham, The Freedom Game celebrated the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta at Runnymede. The opera told the story of an ordinary Surrey family who had everyday freedoms taken away from them by an evil Dictator, played by Keel Watson. Sam, a young Surrey school boy challenged the Dictator to a computer game to win the freedoms back. With the help of his sister Dora, Sam took us on a journey through history and won back the freedoms such as the right to work, freedom from discrimination, freedom from slavery and freedom to vote. The opera concluded with the poignant message that the game is never over, the game is never won and we need to continue fighting for freedom. Sandra had the opportunity to perform again at the Great Charter Festival, at Royal Holloway University on 14 June and at the major International Commemorative Event on 15 June at Runnymede where she was delighted to meet HRH Prince William.


 

 

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