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Ethnic Soprano

 

Roles this season: 

Title Role
Vanessa

Marschellin
Der Rosenkavalier

Soloist
The Messiah

 

    “I’m pretty happy to have three major roles this season, none of which are in Aida or Porgy and Bess. I used to play all the Mozart “servants to a rich white woman” all the time. Like Zerlina, Susanna, Despina. But my voice is too big for those now and so nobody knows what to do with me anymore. Apparently it’s perfectly fine to cast a tall blonde woman as Turandot or Butterfly and paint her up to look like some sort of Asian porn dream, or to paint blackface on a pale white Othello from Finland, but casting me as Mimi, Lulu, or, really… any heroine? Forget it. 

Unless it’s a witch. They offered me the witch in Hänsel und Gretel this season but do you know what? Fuck them.