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Venusberg in furs

Le Gateau Chocolat is an experienced compere and host who can tie an evening together with his larger-than-life personality and a number of outrageous costume changes,” the performer’s website informs us. Besides that, he will make his Bayreuth Festival debut in a new production of Tannhäuser on July 25.

Ringing in my queers

Stonewall threads some difficult needles with great success overall in this last installment of New York City Opera’s Pride Month Programming. Read more »

Chenez turn

Dapper countertenor Ray Chenez is temporarily putting aside the turbans of his operatic career for, well, the turbans of a Broadway diva as he appeals via Indiegogo for funding to record a CD of show tunes.  Read more »

Separated at paillette

Christopher Maltman’s “Liza with a Z” drag for the finale of Così fan tutte at the Met recalls another iconic diva of the opera’s 1960s setting.

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Opera = Drag

Cher public, you are invited to submit your own choices of images best illustrating the tenuous line between Kunst and female impersonation.

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From the perspective of current identity politics, Puccini’s Turandot is a disaster of epic proportions.

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Py shy

This black-box recital was an aggressively Gallic affair

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Meet Andreas Rosar, assistant director and hero/heroine of the 2017 Bayreuth Festival.

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