Wednesday, December 31, 2014

"Barihunk" Vanessa Bousay to appear in San Francisco

Erik Chalfant a.k.a. Vanessa Bousay
Vanessa Bousay, a drag character created by classically-trained baritone Erik Chalfant will appear in a cabaret show at San Francisco's famed Martuni's on Sunday, January 11th at 7 PM.

Her set will include "I'll Be Seeing You," "Three Queens In A Fountain," "Spring Came Back To Vienna," "Copacabana," "Good Morning Baltimore" and many more.

Chalfant, who studied with the legendary operatic soprano Phyllis Curtin, created the character of Vanessa Bousay as a tribute to the woman he dubs his "teacher, mentor and friend." He holds a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from Boston University, School For The Arts. He is an alumnus of the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Massachusetts, and the Britten-Pears School For Advanced Musical Studies in Aldeburgh, England.

On July 5th, she performed the National Anthem before 26,000 people at AT&T Park for the San Francisco Opera's annual "Opera at the Ballpark." Chalfant beat out 70 other contestants who had submitted videos to classical radio station KDFC's "Star-Spangled Sing-Off.”

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