First ever trans woman to play Don Giovanni

A first! Another door thrown open! Another marginalized group represented!

Lucia Lucas makes her debut in Don Giovanni at Tulsa Opera tonight, making her the first trans woman to perform a principal opera role in the US.

Lucia Lucas is a transgender woman who has a baritone voice. And she is about to make her US debut, singing the title role in Mozart‘s Don Giovanni.

First ever trans woman to play a principal man in an opera! And the title role at that!

Artistic director of Tulsa Opera, Tobias Picker said: “Making history, Tulsa Opera presents baritone, Lucia Lucas in her American operatic debut as a transgender woman. Lucia Lucas’ appearance here will mark the first time a trans woman has performed a principal role on the operatic stage in the United States.”

And not only that but it’s kind of trans doubled, if not squared. A trans woman playing a male part…it breaks every taboo there’s ever been. So transgressivothrilling!

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