Norah Bagiri

Norah Bagiri

Biography

Norah Bagiri, a proud Torres Strait Islander from Moa Island’s St. Paul Village, is a versatile performer and cultural ambassador with a rich background in music, theatre, and screen acting. Growing up immersed in the vibrant cultural tapestry of the Torres Strait, Norah’s journey into the world of performance began with singing in church choirs, where her powerful voice and stage presence quickly gained recognition.

Joining the Cairns Choral Society, Norah honed her skills and showcased her versatility as a performer. Her theatrical debut as Blood Mary in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” marked the start of a distinguished career on stage and screen.

As an accomplished singer, songwriter, playwright, comedian, and entertainer, Norah has captivated audiences with her dynamic performances and authentic storytelling. From “Pirates of Penzance” to “Annie” and “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” she has brought characters to life with depth and authenticity.

Norah’s talents extend to the screen, where she has portrayed memorable characters in television miniseries such as “Remote Area Nurse” (SBS) and “The Straits” (ABC). Her ability to embody diverse roles with nuance and authenticity has earned her recognition and acclaim in the entertainment industry.

Beyond her artistic achievements, Norah is deeply committed to preserving and promoting Torres Strait Islander culture. As a cultural ambassador, she amplifies the voices and stories of her community through her work.

Norah’s dedication to celebrating indigenous culture is evident in her role as the writer/co-librettist for the “Straight from the Strait” musical. Her unwavering commitment to advancing indigenous representation in the arts underscores her passion for storytelling and cultural preservation.

Current Performances

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Performance Straight from the Strait

PRESENTED BY OPERA QUEENSLAND, YUMPLA NERKEP FOUNDATION AND QUEENSLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE FESTIVAL A Torres Strait Island Musical On 8 May 1968, a group of remarkable…

Straight from the Strait

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