The Two Gay Geeks 🏳️🌈 have a chat with Alek Shrader, opera singer and geek turned ComicBook Writer. Alek tells us about an exciting new project with Arizona Opera, a graphic Novel of Carmen. Alek tells us about the process and how he came up with the idea as well as teases us with the Kickstarter info that will be coming very soon. Stay tuned to TGGeeks.com for more information. Have a listen and we hope you enjoy this as much as we did.
About Alek Shrader
The brilliant lyric tenor Alek Shrader continues to impress audiences with the “luxury of his phrasing, the clarity of his diction and the sensitivity and expressiveness of his characterizations”.
Alek Shrader made his professional debut as Almaviva in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville at the Opera Theater of St. Louis, where he had spent the previous two summers as a young artist. He has appeared in Rossini’s Il Signor Bruschino with the Gotham Chamber Opera, in William Bolcom’s A Wedding at the Music Academy of the West, and participated in Renata Scotto’s Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Opera Studio. Shrader’s roles in previous seasons have included the title role in Le Comte Ory, Fenton in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Tony in Bernstein’s West Side Story, and Ramiro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola.
Alek Shrader is the recipient of a Sara Tucker grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation and a winner of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Experience Bizet’s Carmen like never before!
Arizona Opera is partnering with tenor/director/writer Alek Shrader, artist P. Craig Russell, artist Aneke, and award-winning letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, to adapt Bizet’s Carmen opera into a 90-page graphic novel!
Get notified when the project is live on Kickstarter by visiting the link below!
In our second segment, we chat about Star Trek: Discovery. We also highlight recent articles posted to tggeeks.com in the past week. As always we have our birthdays and we have the ever-popular feedback segment.
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- TG Geeks Episode 355
- TG Geeks Episode 358
- Hamish Downie’s Christmas Playlist Part 2
- Hamish Downie’s Best Film I watched in 2021
- Ben’s Breakdown | Mad About You (Giblets for Murray)
- Ben’s Holiday Breakdown | The Perfect Wedding Is The Perfect Holiday Love Story!
- Ben’s Holiday Breakdown | There is NOTHING Special about the Star Wars Holiday Special
- Nerdy Chupacabras #080
- Andrea’s Holiday Angle | I Insist that Die Hard IS a Christmas Movie
- Gini’s Christmas Classics? | Die Hard and Die Hard 2
- Arkle’s Books of 2021 – Review
We want to bring attention to a Public Service Announcement from the ’90s featuring Dr. Culber (Wilson Cruz) of Star Trek: Discovery
This ’90s PSA (GLAAD, La Pietra Foundation, MTV) brings awareness to gay-bashing.
Starring Wilson Cruz, Meredith Scott Lynn, and Joseph Reitman. Writer/Director: Mike Costanza.
Director of Photography: Brad Rushing. Producer: Cara Coslow.
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