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The heroic baritone Lucia Lucas
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Lucia Lucas has all the time sung the large masculine roles on the opera stage. But after her “transition” she was fired. She didn't surrender, her voice hadn't modified. Today she is internationally profitable.

EIt's eleven o'clock. Actually very early for top efficiency vocal sport. But for Lucia Lucas, rehearsals presently of day usually are not unusual. She has taken out somewhat money to pay for the rehearsal with the pianist, is carrying black, tight-fitting clothes, her shoulder-length pink hair is down. Villains are the roles that Lucas performs on stage. Wagner and Verdi give the 43-year-old American's highly effective baritone voice the chance to shine: energy, ardour, drama!

“Farewell, you bold, wonderful child! You, the most sacred pride of my heart! Farewell!”, she begins Wotan’s farewell aria from Wagner’s “Ring”, her fingers stretched to the fingertips, her gaze centered inward. Construction noises from the massive building web site in entrance of the home in Karlsruhe dare to penetrate the Wagnerian mightiness. But Lucas' vocal quantity covers it effortlessly and powerfully. She want to sing “The Dutchman” once more, she says and closes the black velvet curtains: “Farewell! Farewell! Farewell!”