Breanna Sinclairé fled from a conservative, religious, sometimes abusive family in Baltimore and moved to the West Coast to study opera at the California Institute of Arts and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She made history as the first transwoman to sing with the San Francisco Symphony, and to sing the National Anthem at a professional sporting event—a major league baseball game between the Oakland A’s and San Diego Padres in 2015. That same year, Out magazine named her on its “OUT100” list of LGBT heroes. Ms. Sinclairé has also performed with the Gay Men’s Choruses of Washington DC, Los Angeles and San Francisco—and at the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention.
Ms. Sinclairé had been scheduled to make her operatic stage debut in Toronto this past April with Against the Grain Theatre, an award-winning Canadian opera company. COVID derailed those plans, or at least sidetracked them – that appearance is tentatively re-booked for next year.
Ms. Sinclairé’s path has not been easy. She has overcome many hardships, including discrimination, homelessness and abuse to become the opera star she is today.
She shared her extraordinary story and amazing voice with Out in the Bay.
More information about Ms. Sinclairé, with links to her performances, can be found here.