Greg Waxberg

I am an award-winning freelance writer, having spent 20 years covering opera, classical music, theater, visual arts, and other subjects. The arts need promotion, and I am eager to do my part, always in layman's terms that are accessible to any reader. A few pieces are displayed on this page; I invite you to visit the menu to explore my work across multiple categories. I welcome your comments and inquiries at

A Second Debut - How Transgender Baritone Lucas Bouk Made a New Beginning With a New Voice

“As more people transition, the [opera] industry is going to realize that transgender singers are just like any other singers. I was transphobic in my own beliefs and thought; ‘The voice will be less. It won’t be operatic in quality.’ There are some risks, of course, but I have the same lyric baritone range as a lyric baritone, and the problems I have are all baritone problems in terms of fine tuning the voice.”