Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
Music Theory and Composition (Music)
Date of Defense
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Donald Scott Stinson
Third Committee Member
Fourth Committee Member
Charles Norman Mason
Fifth Committee Member
This essay discusses the making of and philosophies behind Opera Kardashian, a one-act opera about tragedy and the human condition, as told through the infamous Kardashian clan. The opera, composed in collaboration with librettist Tom Swift and approximately an hour in length, creates one of the first known trans roles in opera written exclusively for performance by trans women.
Kardashians; opera; trans; vocal music; popera; gender
Kaufman, Dana, "Opera Kardashian: An Opera in One Act" (2018). Open Access Dissertations. 2084.
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