Deborah Cheetham hits a high note for reconciliation
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Opera singer Deborah Cheetham stands up at the cafe table to make her point: "I'm actually not that tall," she says, "and I'm Aboriginal." OK, so that explains the name of her three year old Melbourne company for Indigenous singers: Short Black Opera.
But what about the title of her ground-breaking opus, Pecan Summer, Australia's first Aboriginal opera? "That's the colour of my skin — pecan,"
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