Dates and Times
Thu 25 - Fri 26 May at 9pm
Part of our Spring 2017 season, running from January – June 2017. Why not take advantage of our double bill ticket offer – two shows on the same night for just £16. Simply add the shows into your basket, and we’ll do the rest! Browse our full programme here.
Presented by Oedipa & Lucia Lucas
Oedipa collaborates with the extraordinary female baritone Lucia Lucas (Wuppertaler Bühnen, Deutsche Oper, Chicago Opera Theatre) on an evening of song in transition: from masc to femme, classical to queer and oppression to freedom. Singing Bizet, Britten, Wagner, Purcell and Adams, flirting with Sarah Vaughan and Rocky Horror, Lucia draws on her experience singing classical repertoire across the world to tell her incredible story and celebrate the fluidity and plurality of gender in opera.
About the artists
Oedipa is the altar ego of FXXX BXXXXX and a diverse range of varying collaborators. As Oedipa, groups of artists create and produce live performances in theatre, opera and related forms, often with an emphasis on music. FXXX is a writer and director, having previous won the Genesis Future Directors Award at the Young Vic for his production of Man: 3 Plays by Tennessee Williams.
Lucia Lucas is a freelance opera singer based in Germany who has previously held full-time contracts with the Badisches Staatstheater, Kalsruhe, Theater und Orchester Heidelberg and the Deutsche Oper, Berlin. She is a strong dramatic baritone with a specialism in Verdi roles, and has sung roles including Ford in Falstaff, Iago in Otello, Escamillo in Carmen, Le Grand-Prêtre in Samson et Dalilah, Jochanaan in Salome, Alberich in Das Rheingold, Thoas in Iphigenie en Tauride, Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Leporello and Giovanni in Don Giovanni, Mephistopheles in Faust, Don, Pizzaro in Fidelio and Nick Shadow in The Rake’s Progress.