Morganna Love: Humanly Animal
“In an opera, poetry by force must be an obedient daughter of music,” Mozart said. Contrary to this, Morganna Love is the insubordinate descendant of representation; A person who has broken with all the schemes, stereotypes, rules and guidelines within this genre of heavy poetic bust.
Morganna Love, as well as The Phantom of the Opera , exists to revalue sexuality and gender freedom; it was not, as it was believed for a long time, an invention of artists, a superstition of businessmen, the thoughtful creation of the excited brain of the ladies of the dance corps, of their mothers, of the ushers, of the cloakroom employees and of the goal. Yes, it has existed in flesh and blood, even when it was given all the appearances of a true ghost, that is, of a true woman.
Morganna Love is a lady who decided to leave behind many fears and who now not only enjoys popularity, but a great recognition beyond being transsexual. Aleizah, under the stage name of Morganna Love, is a renowned opera singer born in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato; A woman who crammed theaters all in the various cities of the world where she performs.
Here, an interview with her.
What does opera mean to you?
It represents the beginning of my professional career. The most sublime. The most complicated and the most passionate.
What do you remember about Saúl Martínez Bautista?
What was a happy child. A rebellious and sensitive teenager. A bitter and depressed young man. But always strong.
How did you find your voice?
I found my voice decisively. It was at the moment that I decided to be happy. The moment I got tired of satisfying everyone around me and decided to seek my own happiness.
What was it like to travel all that way in a place like San Miguel de Allende?
It was very ambiguous, because it is a very beautiful place, but at the same time I was having a hard time with both bullyng . Still, I grew up being influenced by aesthetics, nature, architecture, sculpture and music. I grew up surrounded by art, beauty. Of colors and elegance.
What was your greatest learning at the National Conservatory of Music?
I learned to sing in such a way that every fiber of the human being that listens to me is moved. I learned to sing for the interior of the human being.
What kind of problems arise in the Conservatory – and in general – by documentation after a sex change?
You mean after a sex-generic identity change. Mexico is a country that does not yet understand this type of circumstances. And even worse: he doesn’t want to understand them. We still have a lot of lack of information and many prejudices. It’s funny, because I’ve always been treated well in that regard at the Conservatory. When I went to inform them that I had already legally changed my documents (birth certificate, INE, passport …), and that I had taken my true identity in body and legal person, they told me that for them there was no problem, but that the The process was not going to be easy, because in the system there was no case like mine. So I had to change all my school documents: primary, secondary and high school. It was a long and bureaucratic process, but full of understanding and respect towards my person, by the government instances and the institutions where I studied. They supported me a lot, even being the state of Guanajuato. That makes me see that although much remains to be done, the situation is evolving.
It was one of the most difficult companies that I have had to live. Obviously, what I wanted was to forget all the black things of my past, but I had the opportunity to tell my story and I couldn’t say no. I knew I was going to help many people. To raise awareness of who would like to read it. So it was. They were reliving the terror for days. Crying. Embarrassing me for what I had done. But it was also a catharsis. That healed me a lot, because I still had wounds that had not finished healing. I expressed there all the thanks to those who gave me life lessons and to those who were by my side to support me. In that book is from the greatest evil of the human being (the stories of murders of my friends), to the greatest goodness (the love and unconditional support of many people).
Angela Gheorghiu or María Callas?
María Callas. Many criticize his technique; But nobody criticizes his interpretation. I identify a lot with her. His inner life allowed him to touch the soul of the listener.
“In opera, music is meaningless: here, on the street, it presents the insane tone that gives it its identity,” wrote Henry Miller in Tró pico de Capricornio , what do you think?
The second part is true. Music outside the opera becomes totally earthly. Humanly animal It belongs to us completely. But in the opera … it is the human being who belongs to him and serves the music.
Have more opera pieces been composed about money than about love?
I think that is very subjective. It depends on everyone’s point of view. Elixir of love , for example. The poor man who falls in love with the rich landowner. There are the two topics. Carmen , the gypsy who is killed by the military’s lack of love. O The flute má logic , the daughter of the high priest and the sorceress. For me, a fervent believer of love, opera will always talk about human passions.
Is opera the truth of the lie?
LOL…! Rather it is the truth told.
What is your favorite piece?
This is a very difficult question, because I no longer sing opera, although I still have great love for this genre. Before, the pieces that most obsessed me were Allegri’s “Miserere” and the “Chi il bel sogno di Doretta” aria from the opera La Rondine . Now that I’m singing other musical genres, I have four favorite songs: “Anywhere” that Rita Ora sings; “Runaway”, from the Galantis group: “Déjà vu” with Giorgio Moroder y Sia and also “Into you” by Ariana Grande. I not only love opera. I also love pop in English.
How many times have you interpreted Carmen ?
I have not performed the complete opera and I don’t know if I will do it one day, because it is written for mezzo and I am a soprano. But the Aryan “L’amour est un oasieux rebelle” (“La Habanera”), I have sung it easy a hundred times, between private concerts, public concerts, radio, television, series …
What are your future plans?
Definitely my career has been full of eclecticism. My beginnings in music were four years old with pop and church music. Then the opera arrived, then came the boleros and Mexican music. I’m getting to a point where electronic music fascinates me and I think I’m going to stay here for a while. There are endless possibilities. Cinema is a majestic art that is opening its doors to me and I have decided to say yes. The best thing about my professional life at the moment, is to accept projects where cinema and music are combined. I just released my first solo album, Two Lives in One, and I feel very happy because it starts with opera arias, goes through boleros, descents, rock, pop, electronic music, and ends with reggaeton. Because that’s how my life is. I learned to value diversity in all its forms.