The anachronism of the operatic Travesti in the 21st Century
The challenges posed by research and exploration coupled with and Harriet’s unwavering curiosity and dedication to her career as a performing musician have led to her pursuing a Doctoral Degree at the Royal College of Music – The anachronism of the operatic Travesti in the 21st Century.
The heightened emotional temperature surrounding physical discrimination and gender discussion continues to infiltrate the arts sector. Challenging the ideals of performing en travesti has arguably never been more plausible. It is this anachronism of a bygone era that is currently of huge significance.
As an experienced lecturer and advocate for the art of performing en travesti, Harriet considers her research to a valuable addition not only to current scholarship but an interest that is practical to the profession itself; it aims to formulise methodological approaches to identify practical tools and notes on observation to aid singers in their understanding and/or preparation of the Travesti. She is in no doubt that The anachronism of the operatic Travesti in the 21st Century has the capacity to grow in value exponentially across all spheres. Addressing challenges of artistry and of gender faced by singers within the modern idiom are current: they are now; they are timely, relevant and original.