June 21, 2019 - June 22, 2019
The Queen in Me
Hosted by Queer Arts Festival
181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC, Canada
June 21 & June 22
The Queen in Me explores the constraints of conventional opera roles and their reliance on gender and sex stereotypes, exploding operatic expectations of demure muses and femme fatales by turning the genre on its head.
The curtain rises mid-performance of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, as the Queen of the Night’s highly anticipated aria, Der Hölle Rache, begins. However, this time, the Queen rebels against her expected narrative, refuses to finish the opera, and tells her story in her own words for the first time – at a cost.
ASL interpretation will be provided. Wheelchair accessible venue.