“An accessible opera giving front line hero Flora Sandes a voice”
“Gender non-confirming queer feminist Teiya Kasahara is compelling in their portrayal of the protagonist. Their voice soars throughout the venue and would not be out of place in the Royal Opera House. Emotional facial expressions draw you into the story of courage and sacrifice, and don’t let you go until the very end.” - DIVA Magazine, August 13, 2019
opera freak meets theatre geek
Having many interests was always something Teiya was known for in their youth whether it was piano lessons, writing songs on the guitar, soccer, choir, jazz band, student council, learning German, or public speaking. But being solely a professional opera singer for 9 years post university wasn’t about to hold them back from exploring their long-time desire to create.
singer / actor / drummer / teacher / writer / producer / leader
Since late 2016, Teiya has begun creating theatre, playwriting and performing in an opera-inspired solo theatre show called The Queen in Me, originated at…
why we need to “amplify” artists…
No, I’m not talking about mics and speakers, I’m talking about creating change in the systemic way we have done things in Arts, but more specifically, in opera.