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No Straight Answers

SE highlights queer artists working in the realm of Baroque opera, delving into how issues of representation, community, and queer love are reflected in the plots and vocal writing of 17th and 18th century works for the stage.
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About the Episode

SalonEra highlights queer artists working in the realm of Baroque opera, delving into how issues of representation, community, and queer love are reflected in the plots and vocal writing of 17th and 18th century works for the stage. Featured guests include musicologist Jessica Peritz, contralto Vicki St. Pierre, and male soprano Elijah McCormack.

Episode Credits

Debra Nagy, host & executive producer
Shelby Yamin, associate producer
Hannah De Priest, podcast producer

Episode Guests

Eli McCormack

Male soprano

Jessica Peritz

Musicologist

Vicki St. Pierre

Contralto

Resources

Read an article about Ellen T. Harris’ provocative book Handel as Orpheus

Watch Vicki St. Pierre’s full Trousers & Tiaras performance, recorded in 2020

Read a Boston Globe feature on Elijah McCormack

Purchase Jessica Peritz’ book, The Lyric Myth of Voice

Sponsors

SEASON UNDERWRITERS
Joe Sopko & Elizabeth Macintyre
Greg Nosan & Brandon Ruud
David Porter & Margaret Poutasse
Bonnie Baker

EPISODE SPONSORS
Deborah Malamud

REMOTE ARTIST SPONSOR (ELIJAH MCCORMACK)
Susan McClary

Music

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Mad Scene from Orlando, HWV31: “Ah! stigie larve” — “Già latra Cerbero” — “Vaghe pupille”

Bradamante’s aria from Alcina, “E gelosia”

Ruggiero’s aria from Alcina, “Verdi prati”

Tolomeo’s aria from Giulio Cesare, L’empio, sleale, indegno”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Sextus’ aria from Idomeneo, “Parto, ma tu ben mio”