Operatic Fluidity

Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 7:00 PM
Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours
Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre

Castrati were the singing superstars of the 18th century! Given their extended range, composers wrote many operatic lead roles for them. Nowadays women and men vie for these roles creating the possibility of interesting, contrasting, casting options. Gender fluidity plays a fascinating dilemma in baroque opera performance today. High male voices are often confounded as feminine whereas a woman singing a heroic male role is confusing! With Operatic Fluidity, Montreal Baroque faces the music with voices of the 2ELGBTQI+ in some of the most touching operatic moments in Handel operas staged by the incredible, multi-talented Thomas Ayouti!

Program Details
Hank Knox
Rose Naggar-Tremblay
Thomas Ayouti
Ian Sabourin