The Queen In Me
Company: Teiya Kasahara 笠原貞野 Theatre Gargantua, Nightwood Theatre, Amplified Opera, Canadian Opera Company
Running time: 0h 50min approx
The curtain rises on The Magic Flute’s iconic Queen of the Night, ready to sing her highly anticipated aria “Der Hölle Rache”, but tonight, she refuses to play the fallen woman. Tonight, she takes a stand against the expectations that bind her by refusing to sing as prescribed.
In a performance that combines theatre and opera, comedy and drama, Teiya Kasahara explores the many ways that race, gender and sexuality are policed in the opera industry.