LGBTQ Opera Singers

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Many of today's finest opera singers around the world are proud to be LGBTQ. They join a rich community of LGBTQ classical and opera composers that has spanned the generations, including Baron Benjamin Britten (noted for the opera 'Peter Grimes') and Maurice Ravel (noted for 'Daphne and Chloe').

These opera singers also lead fascinating lives. Two of the leading members of the New York Metropolitan Opera Company are partners, Patricia Racette and Beth Clayton. Spanish transgender opera singer Manuela Trasobares is also on her local town council. Counter-tenor David Daniels, considered to be the finest of his age, has convinced composers to write an opera specifically highlighting his talents, and based on the life story of Oscar Wilde.

LGBTQ opera singers hail from around the world, including New Zealand, Spain, Australia, Great Britain, Sweden, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, Brazil, and the United States.

Read their individual profiles, which include links to videos of their outstanding performances:





Great Britain

New Zealand




United States

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