Publication Date

2018-05-03

Availability

Embargoed

Embargo Period

2020-05-02

Degree Type

Doctoral Essay

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Music Theory and Composition (Music)

Date of Defense

2018-04-02

First Committee Member

Lansing McLoskey

Second Committee Member

Donald Scott Stinson

Third Committee Member

Alan Johnson

Fourth Committee Member

Charles Norman Mason

Fifth Committee Member

Dorothy Hindman

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Kardashians; opera; trans; vocal music; popera; gender

Available for download on Saturday, May 02, 2020

Share

COinS