The renowned and glamorous soprano Danielle de Niese is holding a concert starting at 19.30 on the 24th of June at St John's Smith Square to support the Sohana Research Fund (SRF).
The New York Times referred to her as "Opera's coolest soprano" and she is truly excellent, beautiful with the voice to match.
Danielle de Niese will be accompanied by Cameron Stowe on Piano. The VIP Champagne reception post concert tickets with Danielle can be purchased here for £100:
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Also available are tickets priced £15, £30 and £35 from St Johns Box Office:
www.sjss.org.uk telephone: 020 7222 1061
The Sohana Research Fund was set up by the parents of Sohana Collins, a charming and extremely brave 11 year old from Islington in London, who suffers from Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a horrific condition that means she has to endure the equivalent of severe burns everyday. It is progressive and almost all children with Sohana's condition die in their late teens or early 20s from the skin cancer that develops as a result of EB.
However, the science is moving so fast and a cure is getting closer. Sohana's parents set up this charity to help raise funds directly for research, and for the development of a treatment and cure. They have had much success already, but are totally reliant on private funding. The race is now on to save Sohana and the thousands of others who suffer from this unbelievably cruel condition. It is possible, they just need the funds.
Danielle is a fabulously talented and glamourous soprano who has appeared at all the major opera houses and is one of opera's fastest growing stars. Married to the Chairman of Glynbourne, Danielle has kindly agreed to do this concert knowing Sohana and her family and wanting to do what she can to help. It is amazingly generous for this top star to be giving her time to help this little girl, but Danielle knows the urgency of this appeal.
This is a very special opportunity to catch a virtuoso performer (VIP ticket holders can also enjoy a private champagne reception with the star) whilst helping to save a child's life.
For information regarding Sohana's condition: