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Sassy Music Recommendations from Award-Winning Mezzo Soprano Bridgette Cooper – Who Runs the World? Girls!

Paola_Bassanese_itcher_contributorWords simply cannot describe the powerhouse that is opera singer Bridgette Cooper: is there anything this woman can’t do? From having her billboard picture projected on the Nasdaq Tower in Times Square to singing for US First Lady Michelle Obama and appearing on ABC Here & Now, Bridgette is the epitome of “girl power” and her music choices reflect that, with nods to Beyonce, Dame Tiri Te Kanawa and Carrie Underwood. Also, listen to how she brings opera music to schools and the community.
~ Paola Bassanese

About Bridgette Cooper

“My first performance as a professional that was definitely a highlight, being named one of 25 women who were changing the world…” -Bridgette Cooper

Bridgette “Bri” Cooper is an award winning opera singer, recitalist, actress and recording artist. She was honoured with the Distinguished Alumni of East Carolina University School of Music. Bridgette appeared on ABC Here & Now and was featured in Black Enterprise Magazine, and a billboard picture of her was projected in New York’s Time Square.

Her music is available on all digital distribution outlets; her EP Flip Series features music by Italian, German and French composers.

You can see her in action here singing Strauss:


Say Hello to Bridgette


Backstage Gossip

Bridgette and I started talking on twitter back in 2012 as we share a love of opera. That made our Skype conversation for this podcast so easy, as we both felt that we’ve known each other for years, and in a way we have!


Bridgette’s Music Recommendations

Classical Music
Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), Mozart
Cenerentola (Cinderella), Rossini

Techno and House Music
Liquid Soul
Paul Van Dyk (added after the interview via email)

Concerts Mentioned by Bridgette
Jessye Norman, opera singer, soprano
Leontyne Price, opera singer, soprano
Beverly Sills, opera singer, soprano
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, opera singer, soprano

Country Music
Tim McGraw
Carrie Underwood

Beyonce, Who Runs the World Girls
Wild Cherry, Play that Funky Music
Pussycat Dolls, When I Grow Up


Don’t Forget to Share…

Don’t forget to share this podcast with your friends; I’m sure they will enjoy it too!paola_bassanese_signature


I am Paola Bassanese, and I love twitter – I think in slogans! I am a contributing author at itcher mag covering mainly quirky movies that I like and that I hope you′ll like too. [n-e-x-t] I have written a few books including The Foraging Home Cook, and also write about health and lifestyle for the Huffington Post. I consider myself to be a Londoner even though I was born in Italy. I love 80s music and foreign language films, but I also enjoy going to the opera and ballet.
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