The Sound of Identity

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On Digital / VOD: June 1, 2021

1h 30m | Documentary


Opera star Lucia Lucas makes history, becoming the first ever transgender woman to perform in a lead role in an opera with a professional company in the United States. In one of the reddest states in the U.S., with Tulsa Opera, Lucia Lucas takes to the stage of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, delivering a historic performance in Don Giovanni, as she breaks down archaic social barriers, grabs the attention of new audiences, and paves the way for future transgender performers.

The film also explores the creative process between Lucia and her mentor, renowned composer Tobias Picker, as audiences get an insight into Lucia's life on and off the stage, giving a nuanced look at voice and gender, while also highlighting the pressures that she faces every time the curtain lifts. What Lucia ultimately wants is for people to feel something every time they watch her perform.

Director: James Kicklighter
Studio: Shout! Studios
Producer(s): Russ Kirkpatrick
Cast: Lucia Lucas, Tobias Picker, Denni Sayers, Michael Cooper, Andres Cladera

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