It’s rare that opera makes it into the feed on afterellen.com, but Adrianne Pieczonka just broke the sound barrier with a Gerald Hanon interview in queer Canadian publication “xtra!” gaining a mention, including the YT video embedded.
While there are a few more out queer singers (another Northern American soprano comes to mind!), it’s true that there aren’t that many, although the entire White Shirt scene begs to differ on the point of the lack of connection between lesbians and opera. No date-night material? Clearly, that is a bit of a 19th-century-centered view that doesn’t take Baroque into account, but even among 19t century repertory, there is lesbian subtext to be found (re: “Don Carlo” on Sunday!) and even if not, as in “Tosca”, we’ll enjoy a woman in the lead with a glorious voice to boot any day and date night of the week.