As an opera singer, there are so many things I truly dislike about the industry, but also a lot I absolutely love. And while I have already talked and written a lot about the problematics of opera, I feel like, at the moment (while countless opera companies are shutting down, agencies are going bankrupt and singers around the world are pushed out of their profession, because it is becoming more and more difficult to survive as an opera singer during the pandemic), I really need to express how much I love this art form. I would like to show and explain it to you with examples of the most beautiful Black voices of the past, present, and future. Sit down in a cozy chair, lie down on your bed or just relax on your couch, get your headphones or turn up your speakers and follow me on an adventure through beautiful and moving music pieces and a bit of opera-nerd talk!
[Trigger warning / Content note: Talk and music related to death, suicide, separations, racism and loneliness included in this session]
Katia Ledoux is an international opera singer. Born in Paris (France), she grew up in Vienna where she joined the “Schubert Sängerknaben Wien” choir at 6 years old. In 2008 she received the first prize at the Austrian „Prima la Musica” competition for young singers. Her studies started at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, where she got kicked out in 2016, which prompted her to move to Graz to restart her studies at the Kunstuniversität. She has since won many international singing competitions and just been kinda killing it to be fully honest. She is now singing in the biggest opera houses in Europe and will soon take over the world. You should totally like her page on Facebook and follow her on Instagram. She’s @ladoucelette on all social media platforms.
(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm