Episode 53: Stephanie Blythe

World-renowned operatic mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, who performs on the closing night of the 2019 NYC Festival on September 5th, talks with Festival director Lucy Dhegrae about her drag persona/alter-ego Blythely Oratonio, a bombastic yet vulnerable dramatic tenor who revels in Puccini, Freddie Mercury, and everything in between. Stephanie discusses the development of Blythely through her cabaret work with Bearded Ladies Cabaret and director John Jarboe, and the every-existing pull between our Apollonian and Dionysian selves.

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