PROUD VOICES: A Pride Cabaret Celebration
June 9

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June 9  // 2PM // $20

Toronto City Opera & Opéra Queens present PROUD VOICES: A Pride Cabaret Celebration

“PROUD VOICES” is Toronto City Opera’s very first Pride celebration cabaret and collaboration with local QTBIPOC+ indie opera company Opéra Queens! Hosted by opera’s drag diva Tanya Smania (she/them), this afternoon showcases engaging performances sung LIVE from both company’s professional and community artists in a fabulous, multi-faceted afternoon of musical theatre, pop, drag, song, and of course – opera! Artists include baritone Austin Larusson (he/him), drag bass Dylan Wright (he/him), soprano Thera Barclay (she/her), tenor Mike Fan | 范祖铭 (they/them), pianist Suzanne Yeo (she/her), and many more.

Tanya Smania (she/them) // drag diva & host
Austin Larusson (he/him) // baritone
Dylan Wright (he/him) // drag bass
Thera Barclay (she/her) // soprano
Mike Fan | 范祖铭 (they/them) //tenor & co-producer

Hallie Wells (she/her)
Everly Conrad-Baldwin (sidhe/her)
Maahir Shah (he/him)
Rishabh Shah (he/him)
Glenn Pettifer (he/him)
Barry St Denis (he/him)
Christopher Lea (he/him)

Suzanne Yeo (she/her) // pianist

Toronto City Opera is passionately committed to “Opera for Everyone”. We give emerging professionals the opportunity to perform principal roles in the classic opera repertoire. We give our community choristers the skills to perform in a fully staged opera. For our community we provide affordable access to grand opera. www.TorontoCityOpera.com

Opéra Queens presents classical music in “FULL COLOUR”: majority QTBIPOC+ in drag, gender-bent, and queerified! OQ reinvents canon works while commissioning new works by marginalized creators. OQ has performed coast to coast across Turtle Island from BC to the Maritimes and even in the UK! www.OperaQueens.ca

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