After failing to win numerous awards and after many unsuccessful funding applications, 24 Italian Songs and Arias comes to Certain Blacks: a recital, an opera, a gathering for (and by) those whose best isn’t always enough.

Beloved performance artist Brian Lobel failed to get into the New York State Choir. Acclaimed Soprano Gweneth-Ann Rand (4.48 Psychosis, Royal Opera House; Aida, English National Opera) failed to win at Cardiff Singer of the World. These two magnificent failures have joined forces to create a show about trying your best, aiming to please and how we ever know if we are ‘good enough’.

Featuring Brian Lobel, Gweneth-Ann Rand, Naomi Felix and more.

Developed with support from The Yard, Certain Blacks and Arts Council England.

Certain Blacks / @Certain Blacks FB / Brian Lobel