Baritone Lucia Lucas has emerged as a performer guaranteed to “shatter opera’s glass ceiling” (NewNowNext). The first known transgender opera singer to star in a lead role in the US, Lucas and her powerful voice have made waves at opera houses across the globe. Now, the critically acclaimed singer makes her Carolina Performing Arts debut.
Praised by Fanfare as “a first-rate pianist who isn’t afraid of challenges,” Chinese-American Pianist Clara Yang has performed in notable venues such as Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing), and the Seymour Centre (Sydney, Australia). Her solo album Folding Time (Albany Records) won Global Music Awards Gold Medal and was selected as one of Best of 2016 by American Record Guide. She is currently Associate Professor of Music and Head of Keyboard Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Wednesday, Jan. 29 | 5:30-6:30 PM
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Free and open to the public
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Join transgender opera baritone Lucia Lucas and Andrea Bohlman, Associate Professor of Music at UNC-Chapel Hill, for the inaugural event in Women’s Work, a three-part series of discussions that explores the lives of artists in relation to the often-invisible labor of women. In this free event in advance of Lucia’s performance at Carolina Performing Arts (February 1, 2020), Lucia and Andrea will explore voice, gender, and the objects in their artistic and academic work that represent these ideas.
Curated in Partnership with the UNC-Chapel Hill Women’s and Gender Studies Department.