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Transgender baritone Lucia Lucas makes US debut


Lucia Lucas has taken one of the most difficult paths to her American professional opera debut.

She moved to Europe a decade ago as Lucas Harbour, established a career as a baritone in regional houses, then decided in 2013 to transition to female. Now a transgender baritone, she will make her U.S. debut as the title character in Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at the Tulsa Opera in performances Friday and Sunday.

"I'm sure other houses will be watching to see what happens," she said.

Now 38, Lucas grew up in Sacramento, California, studied horn and voice at Cal State Sacramento and then did graduat...

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