Opera Cabaret with Lucia Lucas and friends

Mon 12 September, 7.30pm
Venue TBA, London

Celebrating the diversity of the ENO Family, female baritone Lucia Lucas and friends invite you to an evening of operatic cabaret.

Hosted by arts journalist and theatre critic Mark Shenton, it’s going to be an evening of anecdotes and arias, exploring LGBTQ+ history in opera.

Lucia last appeared with us in 2019, playing the role of Public Opinion in our brand new production of Orpheus in the Underworld.

Lucia features in the role of A Sacristan in our 2022/23 production of Tosca.

More casting to be announced very soon – keep checking back!

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Lucia Lucas

International Heldenbaritonistin

Lucia Lucas is an internationally-renowned female baritone. She also creates her own content through Music, Video, and Writing.

Lucia performs on the Biggest Opera House Stages in the world, as well as art festivals and one-woman shows. She made history when, in March, 2018, it was announced that she would become the first female (transgender) baritone to perform a principal role on an American operatic stage. A documentary, The Sound of Identity, followed this historic moment…as her booming, powerful baritone ricocheted off the walls, Ms. Lucas, 38, became the (Don Giovanni) character…” (New York Times).

Mark Shenton

Arts journalist and theatre critic

If you joined us for one of the Opera Preview events last season, you may have met Mark, who hosted the panel conversations.

Mark has been a full-time freelance London-based theatre critic and journalist since 2002. He has variously (and sometimes simultaneously) been chief theatre critic for the Sunday Express, The Stage, WhatsOnStage, What’s On in London magazine and LondonTheatre.co.uk, and also written for The Guardian, The Observer, Time Out and the Independent on Sunday during this time.

He has taught at ArtsEd London in Chiswick on musical theatre history since 2012, as well as on the BA Acting course. He was until recently President of the Critics’ Circle, and is also on the board of Mercury Musical Developments and the National Student Drama Festival (NSDF).

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Tickets are £25 each, including a drink on arrival and full cabaret performance.

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