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Monday, 18 October 2010

Barbara Hendricks Brings Star Glamour To Human Rights Celebrations

Soprano Barbara Hendricks will bring celebrity glamour to celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The event's high-wattage political guest will be United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

“We are delighted to welcome the United Nations Secretary General and Ms Hendricks to this important occasion," said a Council of Europe spokeswoman. "I'm sure Ms Hendricks incredible voice, her grace and her talent will make the day all the more memorable."

Ms Hendricks’ recital at the Council of Europe on 19 October is scheduled to begin at 11h.

The 62 year old American opera and jazz legend has appeared at many of the world’s most illustrious venues such as the Paris Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden and La Scala.

The singer has recorded 12 operatic roles and may be best known for her performance in the prize-winning production ‘The Rake's Progress.’

Ms Hendricks was awarded the rank of Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur by the late President Mitterrand in 1992 and is well-known for her commitment to humanitarian causes. She is the founder of the Barbara Hendricks Foundation for Peace and Reconciliation.

More information

Video: Barbara Hendricks - Ave Maria
60th Convention anniversary website

Event Programme
Barbara Hendricks homepage

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