Karla Burns

Karla Burns

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Karla Burns is an American operatic mezzo-soprano and actress who has performed nationally and internationally in opera houses, theatres, and on television. She is notably the first black person, African-American or otherwise, to win the Laurence Olivier Award, Britain's most prestigious award for theatre. Karla Burns was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas to parents Ira Willie Lee Burns and Catherine Burns. Burns credits her parents for inspiring her musical gifts. Her father was a jazz and gospel pianist and her mother sang spirituals and old hymns at church. Burns attended Wichita State University from which she earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Music. After leaving college, Burns appeared throughout the world in musical and classical theatre productions, operas and revues.
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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 318g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135723596
  • 9786135723595