Transporting audiences back to the 60s and 70s, R.E.S.P.E.C.T is a unique musical experience that brings the spirit and atmosphere of Aretha Franklin’s music to the stage. Considered by most to be one of the greatest performers to every grace the stage, Aretha Franklin’s passing in April 2018 was acknowledged around the world and her loss was felt by anyone who had ever heard her spellbinding voice live or on record, or witness her powerful, emotive and evocative live performances.
Performed by six of Ireland’s top female vocalists and accompanied by The Firm Big Band, R.E.S.P.E.C.T features all of Aretha’s greatest hits; ‘Respect’, ‘I Say A Little Prayer’, ‘Natural Woman’, ‘Son of a Preacher Man’, ‘Think’ and many, many more . . .
One of the true musical legends of our times, Aretha’s music and voice touched people across the globe and in every walk of life. An iconic performer, the ‘Queen of Soul’ was the first female inductee into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame – a truly feminist icon, but also a woman who touched the lives and musical careers of people everywhere regardless of gender. Aretha is also one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold 75 million records worldwide, and her legacy and memory is alive in so many musicians and in their music today.
The show takes place Friday, March 29th, 2019. Tickets €27.50 available from Cork Opera House and Ticketmaster.ie www.corkoperahouse.ie