Friends team up for ‘Madama Butterfly’
Raised in Lakewood, Wash., Bridges also sang in church as a girl, but unlike Moore, her voice never suited the demands of gospel music. Instead she found her groove as a classical singer when she was a basketball-playing senior in high school ... Her facility at winning contests — she gives credit to her athletic training, which helps her perform well under pressure — put her on the map with a lot of artistic directors and conductors, who have booked her for many upcoming roles through mid-2017.The San Diego Union-Tribune
The American singers both found their musical roots in the black church singing gospel, they both went to graduate school in Philadelphia, they both launched their careers singing in prize competitions, and they both love to let loose singing karaoke (Moore loves ’80s rockers like Pat Benatar, while Bridges prefers soul singers like Toni Braxton). And this year, both women are having major career breakthroughs.
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