Singing Nina: The Life and Music of Nina Simone Cork Opera House

Singing Nina: The Life and Music of Nina Simone
Cork Opera House

On Friday 31st May The Chicago Queen of Jazz, Karen Underwood brings, in narration and song, the engrossing life story of the great legend Miss Nina Simone to Cork Opera House for one night only.

The show will take you on Nina Simone’s journey through early struggles with racism, to the triumph and turmoil of her unprecedented success, to her enduring legacy as one of the greatest performers of the twentieth century. Karen will perform classic Nina Simone hits including; ‘Missisppi Goddamn’, to ‘Sinnerman’, and ‘I Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl’, backed by a live band with Erik Gullikson on piano, Eoghan Regan guitar, Peter Hennigan on bass and Bob Jackson on drums.

Nina Simone was a civil rights singer, who a lot of us are still very much familiar with, but the transformation from Eunice Kathleen Waymon, to the poor southern daughter, to Nina Simone the acclaimed performer, mother, and lover is a story many of us are less familiar. With music and narration, Karen and band trace the evolution of this musical legend for one night only. This is a show which is absolutely not to be missed, Karen Underwood singing Nina at Cork Opera House.

“Her rendition of Strange Fruit is worth the ticket price alone” - Evening Echo

“Wonderful interpretation of Black is the colour” - Vincent Woods, RTÉ Radio One

“Amazing” - Tom Dunne, Newstalk

“Incredible” - Pat Kenny, RTÉ Radio One

Singing Nina performs for one night on Friday May 31st, 8pm. Tickets €18/ €22 booking fees apply.

Booking and information on and 021 427 0022.