To kick off Transgender History Month in San Francisco, The Transgender District & Opera Parallèle present Expansive – A Showcase of Transgender and Non-Binary Classical Artists. In its second year, this public event is part of a new partnership between the two organizations designed to create more opportunities for transgender or gender-expansive performers. The Expansive Showcase serves as an open invitation from The Transgender District to join them in their place, an area of great cultural and historical significance, to celebrate the stories and artistry of the transgender community.
Featured artists this year include award winning classical singer Katherine Goforth, Detroit based harpist and multidisciplinary artist Ahya Simone, and mezzo-soprano Nikola Printz who will also incorporate aerial work into their performance, with accompaniment by Taylor Chan. Retuning as the evening’s host will be San Francisco’s own DIVAlicious Dreamgirl, Afrika America.
- Venue: ACT Strand Theater – 1127 Market St, San Francisco
- Date: August 3 & 4, 2023 – 7:30pm
Classical Singer (she/her)
Mezzo Soprano (they/them)
Harpist - Multidisciplinary Artist (she/her)
Funding for ‘Expansive’ is provided in part by Alaska Airlines, The Line Hotel, US Bank and a Civic Practice Grant for OPERA America’s Opera Fund.
‘Expansive’ is part of OP’s Bullhorn Community Programs, supported in part by the Henry W. Robinson & Nettie Robinson Foundation and Bill Graham Memorial Foundation.