Join us at Circle Cinema on Tuesday, April 16 for an exclusive short film premiere and panel discussion with Tulsa Opera’s internationally-acclaimed artistic director Tobias Picker and transgender opera baritone Lucia Lucas on the significance of the transgender movement in opera and performing arts.

The event starts at 5pm with an informal mix and mingle, with a short film by Hilan Warshaw about Lucas’ journey at 6pm. A panel discussion with Picker and Lucas will follow.

Lucas’ appearance in Tulsa will mark the first time a trans woman has performed a principal role on the operatic stage in the United States.

On May 3 and 5, Lucas will perform the title role of Don Giovanni at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Widely recognized as “the perfect opera,” Mozart’s classic tells the tale of a wealthy nobleman with no morals who takes what he wants when he wants.

Meet Lucas in person at this private screening, and don’t forget to save your seat for Don Giovanni! Buy tickets online today or call (918) 587-4811, ext. 100.

Special thanks to the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture as well as Circle Cinema for making this film premiere possible.

Lucas will also receive the first-ever Lynn Riggs Performance Art Award at the annual Equality Gala on Saturday, April 27 at the Cox Business Center.

As one of the oldest opera companies in America, Tulsa Opera has long served as an incubator of rising operatic talent. In the 2018-19 season, the company continues its commitment to casting without regard to ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation, and presents operas led by three Latin American conductors and the upcoming performance of transgender baritone Lucia Lucas in her American operatic debut.

For more information about this event, please visit the Facebook event page.