Shabaka Talks with Tesia Kwarteng

Shabaka Talks with Tesia Kwarteng

We recently had the privilege of talking with second generation Ghanaian diasporan, Tesia Kwarteng who is the triple threat in the form of actor, mezzo soprano (yes, mezzo soprano) and voice over artist. who is equally at home on the operatic stage, on screen and in the studio.

Ms. Kwarteng recently led and sang with the vocal ensemble Vox Noire on the recording of the original film score for The Woman King by Terence Blanchard, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and starring Viola Davis. Tesia’s first libretto commission (titled A Sable Jubilee) also premiered this year at the Aspen Music Festival, with music composed by Jasmine Barnes and sung by Will Liverman. Highlights of the 2022-2023 season include the casting of Ms. Kwarteng as Lady Catherine in Lincoln Center Theater‘s new production of Lerner & Lowe’s Camelot, featuring a book by Academy and Emmy Award-winning writer Aaron Sorkin and directed by Bartlett Sher.

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