In New York (2002)


PLACE OF BIRTH: ..., Trinidad
EDUCATION: Royal College of Music, London, England
CAREER:                                                A soprano singer, Fridal made her professional debut as Lily in a production of the opera "Porgy and Bess" at the Glyndbourne Festival Opera in Sussex, England. She later played the role of Serena in the same opera. She also played the role of Mary in the opera "Carnival Messiah" which was written by Geraldine Connor. She lived in Italy for 5 years and learned to speak Italian fluently. Fridal has appeared with the New York Opera and the the Virginia Opera and, in addition to appearances in England, Trinidad & Tobago, and the USA, has performed in Australia, Austria, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan, and Wales.
                                                  Fridal is the first known opera singer to perform operatic versions of calypsoes, and her interpretation of Lord Kitchener's calypsoes "Symphony in G" and "The Carnival Is Over" has thrilled audiences around the world. With these calypsoes added to her repertoire of spirituals, jazz, and popular songs, Fridal has performed solo shows at the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York, USA. She has toured with some of Trinidad's top steelbands: Desperadoes; Exodus; Phase II Pan Groove; and Trinidad All Stars. She migrated to the USA.
Compiled by Ronald C. Emrit