Metamorphosis: Nicholas Phan

Series : Metamorphosis

The career of the Asian and Asian-American vocalist can be a uniquely challenging journey as stereotypes persist and can often pre-define the trajectory of artists that otherwise possess diverse ranges and abilities. As the opera industry continues to reimagine timeless works like Madama Butterfly, casting comes under the microscope as companies strive to balance established tradition with progressive thought.

In Episode 3 of Metamorphosis, Nina sits down with tenor Nicholas Phan as he shares his experiences as a young Asian-American artist, the merits of casting demonstrated in The Atlanta Opera’s upcoming production of Madama Butterfly, and how companies can continue to pave new roads in the world of equity to create a more diverse and beautiful opera landscape.

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