Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bass Matt Boehler Talks About Upcoming Glimmerglass Gig

Bass Boehler has the goods (Photo: Todd Franson)
The gay opera singer is interviewed by Metroweekly of Washington, D.C., where he discusses his challenges pursuing musical theater as a bass and the path he took from his training in Wisconsin to his decision to transition into opera. "Boehler started his opera career in 2000, and then honed his craft further as a Filene Young Artist with the Wolf Trap Opera Company in the mid-2000s. He's now returning to Wolf Trap to perform in The Inspector, the second opera the Wolf Trap Foundation has commissioned. John Musto and Mark Campbell's comedy is based on Russian writer Nikolai Gogol's The Government Inspector, but the pair have transposed the play to 1930s Sicily under Mussolini's reign, and written it in English." He ends the interview being asked about the possibility of a gay opera to which he responds, "In some ways, opera is so gay that it might be like gilding the lily a little bit, you know?" [Source]

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