6 Burst results for "Tobias Picker"

"tobias picker" Discussed on LGBTQ&A

LGBTQ&A

04:58 min | 3 months ago

"tobias picker" Discussed on LGBTQ&A

"Many other. We'll see who knows. I'm just going to keep trying to sing. Well is that something you think about a lot. Oh no not at all. If i lose my voice. And i wanna say in the business then i'll say in the business so you know i'll go. I'll i'll conductor will do something else but right now i'm trying to shoot my voice well and i'm trying to say in it and i have a deal with tobias picker that i will do his his premier. So you know. I gotta stick in it. And that's the danish girl opera adaptation. That's being written for you. When will it be up in on stage for an audience to see you know right now. Everything's getting rescheduled. Don't really wanna talk about but basically everything's been thrown up in the air but you were still working which is incredibly impressive. Well yeah. I mean that's because i'm in europe and in the us. Like i guess there are certain performances going on like I have a friend who tested like drive in opera and so there are sorts of ways that people are trying to find a way forward with with their art. But i think in europe. There's more happening like in germany. There's eighty plus theaters that have full-time ensembles whether they're working or not. They're collecting a paycheck. So the thing is in the us if you say okay we'll you can only play twenty percent capacity of your house. Will then they say well. Then how are you gonna make money but in europe if you say you can only play to twenty percent capacity. They say okay. We'll we're paying everybody anyway. Why don't we just do that. So that's what's happening is people are trying to go forward like yeah okay. We need masks when we're on stage and we have to do these we have to stage operas and a very specific way so that people are far apart and whatever but people are trying to find a way forward because well because people are being paid. Anyway if we're talking about trying to make money it's like okay. Well if we do the show we lose less money you know whereas whereas an american company they can say all right. We're just. We're just going to take a timeout right now. We're going to take all the stuff that we're gonna plan. We're going to wait for this to to clear out and then you know we'll do what we're gonna do. It's also just fascinating to think about. I'm concerned about all the restaurants and the bars are never gonna reopen and like physical spaces. It's fascinating to think about the performers creators that are going to leave the industry river. Yeah think about juilliard. Let's say juilliard is one of the best one of the most well known schools in the world for for performing arts. What's gonna happen to these people who would say the graduated last semester. What are they gonna do. Let's say there were like prime ready to start their career. What happens those people. What about the people who graduate in a year. What about the people who graduate the year after that in two thousand eight two thousand nine there was the financial crisis right so we can look at that sort of as a model for what happened and what happened. There was there was a traffic jam of two or three years of people who were qualified for positions but there was not any space for them. Not even talking about arts but when we're talking about arts what's going to happen if you haven't already broken them. They're going to be certain people who just go..

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"tobias picker" Discussed on LGBTQ&A

LGBTQ&A

04:27 min | 3 months ago

"tobias picker" Discussed on LGBTQ&A

"You're not playing to that many people in a theater. You can play to niche audiences like everybody doesn't have to like it and it setup that we ended and it's beautiful that way we can tell specialty stores to specialty people. You know one. Massive difference between hollywood and opera in correct me if i'm wrong but you have almost only played male roles and that is how your career is likely to continue. Is that right. Yes the majority of characters that i play in my mainstream main stage career are men specifically angry men between the age of thirty five and fifty. That's that's my talk. So the focus. What type of voice you have. And so because of the characteristics of your voice of the timbre and like the notes you are in that category almost only for opera. Yeah i mean unless a new composer wants to right something else which is actually the case with tobias picker. She's writing the danish girl for me. You know that's kinda something special and that's because the composer said hey. I would like to do this for you to buy his picker is someone we get to see in the documentary about you the sound of identity in it. You actually address the big question. I had going into it. You know you are a trans woman playing these male roles and wonder what kind of effect that has on your own experience of gender and gender. Dysphoric ya in the documentary. You say that it has no effect. I think that the assumption would be the exact opposite. Can you elaborate on that for us. Well it's not that it doesn't have any effect at all not gonna. I'm not gonna be little. That people have gender destroy or that. Even that i don't have but with me i tend to think through things a lot. I tend to be really happy about it. So before i came out i was thinking okay. Could possibly still play these men so i came out in the next week i had four performances so it was just like on stage on stage on sage..

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"tobias picker" Discussed on LGBTQ&A

LGBTQ&A

03:54 min | 3 months ago

"tobias picker" Discussed on LGBTQ&A

"Begin with. I want to go back to when you were first coming out. Was there any president or other openly trans opera singers that you could look at to see how being out might potentially affect your career. No actually this is sort of been a rule book that i've written myself over the last six years. Because there wasn't there was some professional singers who previously have careers. Who then transitioned so. There was a little bit of an idea what might happen with my voice which is not much and there was a little bit of an idea. About how the business might treat somebody. Who is trans like examples of it but nobody who was on the stage performing. It was just sort of a. How does this all work. So i had to decide how i was going to handle each individual thing and hopefully it was in a good way. Oh in so in essence to use your word. You're like writing the rule book for every transfer. Sinha fall you. I mean it's my real book for me. But i do hope that if i'm doing my best that at least administration in different opera houses can see that. It's possible that it's possible that this private thing this this very thing very specific to somebody can exist only in their personal life and it doesn't need to exist on stage. The opera doesn't need to be reworked. Nothing needs to happen. You can glue a beard on. And i'll go out there and i'll sang an it's fine and i don't care and i just want to keep doing my job you know if i'm missing. Baritone i just wanna go sing baritone really well and so now you have been. Al came out officially in two thousand fourteen. How welcoming have you found the opera world. Well the public in opera houses. They're typically a little bit more conservative than the people who are performing. But i will have to say that they're way more understanding and willing to at least inquire instead of shutting down somebody who is not someone who they're used to seeing on stage. We're seeing more and more start to break down. I think that that comes with so many tv studios. That are existing. Now there's more tv studios than have ever existed. You know we have. We have netflix amazon. We have who. We have apple with their own series. You don't have to make you know forty million or opening weekend. You're not playing to that many people in a theater. You can play to niche audiences like everybody doesn't have to like it and it setup that we ended and it's beautiful that way we can tell specialty stores to specialty people. You know one. Massive difference between hollywood and opera in correct me if i'm wrong but you have almost only played male roles and that is how your career is likely to continue. Is that right. Yes the majority of characters that i play in my mainstream main stage career are men specifically angry men between the age of thirty five and fifty. That's that's my talk. So the focus. What type of voice you have. And so because of the characteristics of your voice of the timbre and like the notes you are in that category almost only for opera. Yeah i mean unless a new composer wants to right something else which is actually the case with tobias picker. She's writing the danish girl for me. You know that's kinda something special and that's because the composer said hey. I would like to do this for you

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Lucia Lucas: Cracking Operas Trans Glass Ceiling

LGBTQ&A

03:54 min | 3 months ago

Lucia Lucas: Cracking Operas Trans Glass Ceiling

"Begin with. I want to go back to when you were first coming out. Was there any president or other openly trans opera singers that you could look at to see how being out might potentially affect your career. No actually this is sort of been a rule book that i've written myself over the last six years. Because there wasn't there was some professional singers who previously have careers. Who then transitioned so. There was a little bit of an idea what might happen with my voice which is not much and there was a little bit of an idea. About how the business might treat somebody. Who is trans like examples of it but nobody who was on the stage performing. It was just sort of a. How does this all work. So i had to decide how i was going to handle each individual thing and hopefully it was in a good way. Oh in so in essence to use your word. You're like writing the rule book for every transfer. Sinha fall you. I mean it's my real book for me. But i do hope that if i'm doing my best that at least administration in different opera houses can see that. It's possible that it's possible that this private thing this this very thing very specific to somebody can exist only in their personal life and it doesn't need to exist on stage. The opera doesn't need to be reworked. Nothing needs to happen. You can glue a beard on. And i'll go out there and i'll sang an it's fine and i don't care and i just want to keep doing my job you know if i'm missing. Baritone i just wanna go sing baritone really well and so now you have been. Al came out officially in two thousand fourteen. How welcoming have you found the opera world. Well the public in opera houses. They're typically a little bit more conservative than the people who are performing. But i will have to say that they're way more understanding and willing to at least inquire instead of shutting down somebody who is not someone who they're used to seeing on stage. We're seeing more and more start to break down. I think that that comes with so many tv studios. That are existing. Now there's more tv studios than have ever existed. You know we have. We have netflix amazon. We have who. We have apple with their own series. You don't have to make you know forty million or opening weekend. You're not playing to that many people in a theater. You can play to niche audiences like everybody doesn't have to like it and it setup that we ended and it's beautiful that way we can tell specialty stores to specialty people. You know one. Massive difference between hollywood and opera in correct me if i'm wrong but you have almost only played male roles and that is how your career is likely to continue. Is that right. Yes the majority of characters that i play in my mainstream main stage career are men specifically angry men between the age of thirty five and fifty. That's that's my talk. So the focus. What type of voice you have. And so because of the characteristics of your voice of the timbre and like the notes you are in that category almost only for opera. Yeah i mean unless a new composer wants to right something else which is actually the case with tobias picker. She's writing the danish girl for me. You know that's kinda something special and that's because the composer said hey. I would like to do this for you

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"tobias picker" Discussed on Backlisted

Backlisted

07:16 min | 6 months ago

"tobias picker" Discussed on Backlisted

"Well I know we do like to hear more of. The emotional temperature very high on little that is from the opening of Tobias Picker's opera. To raise raccoon, which was first formed in the year two thousand, and one of the things about this novel is it has inspired multiple at up -tations and interpretations in the last. Hundred and fifty hundred and six years in all sorts of musical genre. So we're going to be hearing a few different things in the course of the show today. So that's opera you can tick if you had to opera on your cold, you can take that off. Right, Rachel, can you remember when or where you? I read this novel? I mean look I can't remember it has to be said, but I really remember I was eighteen. And I decided to hitch down through France to avenue to get to the Theta Festival. undertook. Reckon with me. And I think raw, the arrogance, an eighteen year old read it quite ostentatiously in. French. I really understood lotion it. So I did have to reread it but what was going on but I would voted by and happy at a since I it's Just really took hold on the I find it so bold. And so tall and I absolutely loved it. I think it is a young person who I think it does really really sweet to he was quite dog I still am. It would. Appeal to me. I'm sitting there in Avenue. Is identified as tool and then he was. Sitting in little assets watching Beckett, being paid on energy and two of us. In index chance probably under the Becker would go one about six hours and there I was Tarez Rattan. With today's racking it just completely work. It really suited my image held up permanently for all to say it west. Even. If I didn't completely understand I had a similar experience I read it Oh gosh nineteen, eighty, seven, I, think. An hadn't reread it until I knew we were going to be doing it for for this and I was really surprised at how much of the you know some books change a lot. Don't you don't change the books change some books change law in that gap at show was astonished at how much of today's reckon I remember it also, how much of the mood of it? The feeling of it had had stayed with me over thirty years. Yeah I couldn't agree more. The golden light is interesting because I think if it is a green light. You mean the yellow light that filters the Book Union a Green. Green everywhere, but mostly lose the so much. So much nine. It's the grimmest Paris novel. Is The grimace Paris novel and that's saying something because we tweeden's on battles. And He he's. He's not he's no slouch grim from. Not, a barrel of laughs Andrew when did the force? Zola Force. Writer doesn't really do justice. It doesn't Wendy Daimiel Zola I into your. Your Life you understanding. Comical. Story for me is that the wants to raise Racan were legend and our house I grew up the youngest of four boys and a house twenty, five miles outside Glasgow and in one thousand, nine, hundred, twelve there was a BBC adaptation Zola famous novel in which was Lords suspect. And we were banned from the living room by my Catholic parents doodling broadcast and much. Stating through bannister slots and conclude the tops of. Trying and get a glimpse of the pair ruling about a French bed as we. Allow ourselves to think of it and indeed was but for years. I wondered what is this Tarez recon and actually it wasn't Zula I read I with absolutely as after that of course, an issue which is where we were as well as all over the country a great big subject was the miners strike and jibbing the miners strike and eighty floor. In autumn about year, the affect Gemena his great novel about the strike. And northern France almost in the Elgin bought that classic. I think I mean there is no Book Lake Chairman Alan it sent me. Into please, of proper. Empathy, I think with the British Minos, eighty, four, I mean. So many of us reading that we didn't have book clubs then, but we tottered copy that was passed from boy to girl to boy to girl and our community, and it gave us an understanding of exactly what was at stake humanly in that great conflict in Britain so that then sent, of course into all of Zola much of as you could get a hold of an issue in the nineteen. itchy. beenleigh terrestrial can from other reasons was stolen my mind and eventually. It didn't disappoint on the southern front of to say. Assume that we will go to discuss but It's a sexy book. Okay well, Andrew listeners hang on she hats because as luck would have it here is a clip. Rome. That suppressed adaptation. Marry Camille. Proton with him. But I'm doing. My mother was a foreign. Algerian, mocking. He died when I was looking. For someone. Like. My father was John that see. 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"tobias picker" Discussed on From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley

From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley

03:02 min | 9 months ago

"tobias picker" Discussed on From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley

"Just heard Baritone John. Ramsey sing two songs by Sergei Rachmaninoff. How fair this spot and spring waters, and that was me Peter Dugan on the piano, and that performance was recorded live in the final round of the Metro International Music Competition and John. Won First prize for performance. Now those pieces will be included on our upcoming album. The Journey Home John. Can you talk a little bit about that project? It was an album to commemorate the end of the World War One centennial, specifically, the armistice and the journey home was all about finding home after a sort of catastrophe or catastrophic event, and we went on a big tour around the United States with that program and we performed at West Point Academy the US Naval Academy Smithsonian Institute and Ultimately the Kennedy Center. Another one of your projects is operations, superpower which which is essentially as a superhero program for children that uses operatic music Can you describe first of all what that is? Well operations superpower is at was an assembly program for kids, so we would go into the school and perform early in the morning or during a recess for about fifty minutes. It's the. Any, Superhero Story. We have the origin story that starts the show, and then this the singers actually are the superheroes that helped the composer through the story, and and help him deal with the bullies, and the program was designed to inspire the kids to discover their own superpowers through music, and specifically through singing, and and and working on a what we call the five so courage, hope, honesty, imagination, and friendship. Yeah, and it's just amazing that contemporary classical music in a way is is crucial to this very accessible. For Art form, which at the end of the day is is really mostly about character building, and and I think the project is so special will the program has always been. A collaborative effort and you are a big part of that Peter as well in the early days. John, we have to talk about some very exciting news. That has come out this year. You just want a Grammy Your Grammy Award winner. What was the project that you on for? The project is fantastic. Mr Fox by Tobias Picker and we recorded it with. Garros and be mop so Boston Modern Orchestra Project. And you sang the role of Mr Fox and you won the grammy for best opera recording, so let's hear it. Must Be. Love Me. Okay. So what are we listening to? This is the act to see one as fantastic Mr Fox this.

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