Classical Pride 2024 Presents ‘Classical Drag’ With Nicky Spence

By Afton Wooten

Classical Pride has announced its five-day festival for Pride 2024.

Tenor Nicky Spence and “RuPaul’s Drag Race’s” Monet X Change and Thorgy Thor, among other queens, kick off the celebration with “Classical Drag.” This crossover event features drag performances of arias from “Carmen,” “Turandot,” “Tosca,” and more. ¬†Following this, the Fourth Choir, conducted by Nicholas Chalmers presents works by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, and the world premiere of a new work by Isobel Waller-Bridge.

LGBTQ+ students from the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance present “A Proud Future.” Closing the festival, Artistic Director Oliver Zeffman leads Pavel Kolesnikov, Pumeza Matshikiza, Russell Thomas, and the LGBTQ+ Community Choir with the London Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of a new work by Jake Heggie and Taylor Mac.

Classical Pride 2024 takes place July 3 -7 throughout Soho’s Outernet.





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