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Transience

New York City Opera has announced a search for “a transgender singer with a treble voice” to create the role of a transgender character in the opera Stonewall. The casting notice adds that “the singer will collaborate closely with composer Iain Bell on the role.” Read more »

Count or countess

“Mezzo Susan Graham’s 2015-16 Includes Count/Countess Double Act at the Met Opera in November and December” [21c Media Group]

Tales of Stefan

This summer’s hottest opera event was Stefan Herheim‘s production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the Bregenz Festival. The video after the jump has everything: transgender muses, planted hecklers, Offenbach, serendipitous allusions to Caitlyn Jenner, reassigned music and the origin of the world.   Read more »

Outskirts

As One is an opera about a boy growing up to discover that he is a girl.

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