Sex, drags and opera

Ο Γιώργος Ιατρού είναι βαρύτονος και drag performer ενώ έχει σπουδάσει μοριακή βιολογία και γενετική. Σκοπός του είναι να συνδυάσει έννοιες που είναι αδιανόητο να συνδυαστούν όπως στην περίπτωση μας η κλασσική μουσική και τη drag.

Από το queer βίωμα στην όπερα κι από τα έμφυλα στερεότυπα στην αποδόμηση τους, η ομιλία αυτή διερευνά τα αδιέξοδα που πυροδοτούν αλλαγές και το πώς η μάσκα μπορεί να λειτουργήσει απελευθερωτικά.

Βαρύτονος & Creator

Γιώργος Ιατρού

Georgios is a baritone and creator. He sings important roles of the operatic repertoire such as Figaro in Barbiere di Siviglia, Orfeo by Monteverdi, Marcello in La Bohème, Valentin in Faust, Eugene Onegin, Prometheus by C.Orff in Opera Houses like Oper Köln, Greek National Opera, Irish National Opera, Grand Theater Avignon, Aalto Theater Essen, Theater Massenet, Dortmund Theater and oper Bonn and has worked with directors such as Graham Vick, Laurent Pelly, Lotte De Beer, D.Hilsdorf and Julian Chavaz and conductors a.o. Giacomo Sagripanti, Fabrizio Maria Carminati, Manlio Benzi, Matteo Beltrami, Tomáš Netopil, Sébastien Rouland. He did numerous world premiers a.o. world premiers like Anna Nicole by M.A.Turnage, Prometheus Unbound by F.Scwenk, Anthony´s death by H.Goyos. He has won multiple awards in singing competitions in Italy, Germany, Holland and Luxemburg. He has also studied Molecular Biology and Genetics. He has created the drag persona Nina Naï as an extension of himself or an alter ego. Nina has been performing for four years in clubs, stages and- during the “Plague”- online in different drag festivals. Her project DRAUMA participated at the international competition Goodmesh concours and achieved 3rd Prize. In summer 21’ she sang the first ever live drag art song recital under the title “It’s a sin” with the exceptional pianist and conductor Yorgos Ziavras at the Festival Junger Künstler in Bayreuth. In spring 22´ Nina did her theatre debut with Bijoux de Kant in “Autumn” by K.Hatzopoulos. In early 2023 she will star in the contemporary opera “Strella” based on the film by G.Koutras. She is also the creator of Drag and Opera Festival (online). Nina co-created the Haus of Karma a drag haus based in Thessaloniki, Greece.Georgios aims to merge worlds that seem impossible to meet like lyric singing and drag performance.

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