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'They Know That I'm The Real Deal': Transgender Baritone Makes Opera History

In her U.S. debut as Don Giovanni, Lucia Lucas became the first known trans person to sing a principal role on an American opera stage.
Lucia Lucas, with castmate Hidenori Inoue, in a dress rehearsal for the Tulsa Opera's 2019 Don Giovanni production. Source: Shane Bevel Photography

Earlier this month, in Tulsa, Okla., opera singer Lucia Lucas made her U.S. debut. She also made history.

, Lucas sang the title role in Mozart's . Mozart's character is

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