Karen Underwood, the “Chicago Diva,” performs Nina Simone’s timeless songs including My Baby Just Cares for Me, Ain’t Got No and Here Comes the Sun interwoven with Karen’s searingly honest stories of growing up black in America, and her voyage of musical and emotional discovery in Ireland.
First commissioned by the Cork Opera House, The Nina in Me has wowed Irish audiences with Karen’s life story and, more importantly, her powerful voice and remarkable interpretations of Nina Simone’s songs.
Musical Director John O’Brien has propelled this show every step of the way during its development. John was the creative force behind recent operatic triumphs Pagliacci (Winner of the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Opera), Der Vampyr and Faust. Together, John and Karen have crafted a beautiful show of real soul and flair.
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