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June 29, 2021 90 min

Jeanne Veillette Bowerman talks with opera singer, Lucia Lucas, and The Sound of Identity's director, James Kicklighter. Lucia shares her experiences being the subject of a doc, the first transgender opera singer to take on a lead role, and a peek behind the curtain of the world of opera. Together with James, they explore all aspects of an artists life—realities not often discussed, like money, relationships, and film festival challenges for LGBTQ+ films.

Whether you're an opera lover or not, this is an episode full of important details of living an authentic artistic life. Oh, and there's this weird, little-known German law ... 

Where's Sadie Dean you ask? Find out what kept her busy in the show's intro.

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Resources from this episode:
Lucia Lucas interview in Opera News
Twitter: @lucialucasde
Interview of James Kicklighter on Pipeline Artists
Twitter: @jameskick
The Sound of Identity Website
The Sound of Identity on Hulu

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