The Queen in Me
The Queen of the Night, one of opera’s infamous “fallen women” takes a stand and refuses to finish her famous aria. Instead, she reveals her own story mixing monologue, spoken word and unexpected operatic excerpts in a highly theatrical piece that is powerful, funny, and uplifting, serving as a critique of the opera industry and a reimagining of what it could be. THE QUEEN IN ME riffs off of Mozart’s The Magic Flute’s to dissect gender and sex stereotypes and tropes in conventional opera roles.
- 2016 – Began development in the Buddies in Bad Times Young Creators Unit
- 2018 – Excerpt presented as part of the SummerWorks Open Studios
- 2018 – Excerpt presented in the ROM’s Friday Night Live: Vox event
- 2019 – Pitched at the PuSh Festival’s Industry Series in Vancouver
Photos from the Amplified Concert Series