THSH & FLUID Festival is excited to present a free pre-show performance as part of Symphony Hall’s foyer events programme ahead of the main hall concert by Bianca Del Rio

Soprano Alexandra Bork and pianist Nick Bonadies have joined a growing circle of queer classical musicians in the U.K. who smash down walls between its classical concert halls and queer performance spaces. 

From their shared years studying at 'straight'-laced conservatoires, Alexandra and Nick's collaboration focuses on opera's heart-shatteringly high-diva moments to cabaret classics. 

Alexandra's golden soprano graces the U.K.'s stages in operatic roles from Madame Butterfly to Fiordiligi; they also appear as a regular on the London Pride and cabaret scene. 

Nick has appeared as a soloist in St. John's Smith Square, as a drag harpsichordist on Channel 4, and also as a PhD student, working with classical music as raw material for radical queer performance.  

The duo made their debut in 2017 at C.N. Lester's Transpose at Barbican Centre, a curation of trans-, genderqueer, and non-binary artists and performers, eliciting screams of rapture by way of Puccini, Monteverdi, and Dvorak.