Breanna Sinclairé Co-Hosts Live Coverage for CBS Bay Area on KPIX San Francisco Pride Show
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Acclaimed Trans Opera Singer Breanna Sinclairé Co-Hosts Live Coverage for CBS Bay Area on KPIX San Francisco Pride Show “Hope, Love, Pride”
Sunday, June 25
Two Hour Pride Broadcast Features Stories of Bay Area Changemakers in the LGBTQ Communities
(photo by Spencer Brown)
23 June 2023 — San Francisco, CA: Breanna Sinclairé (www.breannasinclaire.com), the first transgender woman to sing the American national anthem at a professional sporting event and an internationally acclaimed singer featured in The New York Times, PBS and European and American national media will co-host the San Francisco Pride Show, “Hope, Love, Pride”, this Sunday, June 25 at the invitation of CBS Bay Area on KPIX, Channel 5. The live broadcast begins at 10am, with Breanna hosting the second hour, beginning at 11am. Sinclairé is joined by local business owner and activist Manny Yekutiel who will host the show’s first hour.
“I am so honored to represent San Francisco and the entire LGBTQ+ community as co-host for this Sunday’s show,” Sinclairé said. “I want to thank CBS Bay Area on KPIX for showing their true colors, and standing up and coming out to support the diversity for which San Francisco is celebrated, especially during a time when so many businesses and corporations are backtracking in their support for our communities. This is a perilous time for the LGBTQ+ communities, and such support will not be forgotten.”
Sinclairé made history in June 2015 when she sang the national anthem at the Oakland Athletics Stadium to a crowd of 30,000 for a game between the A’s and the San Diego Padres. She has since performed the anthem at other sporting events, including for the SF Giants, most recently last week, and the San Francisco Deltas. On Memorial May 2021, for an international TV audience, Sinclairé performed the anthem on CNN’s United Shades of America with W. Kamau BellAn acclaimed professional soprano, Sinclairé has performed with notable classical artists and orchestras at prestigious venues across the United States and in Europe. A graduate of CalArts and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, she was the first transwoman of the opera program and has performed in productions of Carmen, The Magic Flute, La Calisto, and more. In 2022, Sinclairé was featured in the world premiere opera-film Bound produced by Toronto’s Against the Grain Theatre. In June 2022, Sinclairé was one of the stars of the first-ever nationally televised Pride Concert on PBS, True Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs. In 2021, Sinclairé was honored by the San Francisco Business Times with one of its Outstanding Voices awards. This week, on Thursday, June 22, Sinclairé performed for the inaugural concert with the International Pride Orchestra, the world’s first international LGBTQ+ orchestra. The concert featured works by LGBTQ+ composers and allies, such as Tchaikovsky, Bernstein, Copland, Barber, and Higdon.
Sinclairé is also the subject of a documentary film, Mezzo, which screened at the 2016 San Francisco Transgender Film Festival. She has been featured in Out Magazine’s 2015 “OUT100” list of LGBT Heroes and in San Francisco Magazine’s “The Making of a Diva” article in addition to feature press in The New York Times, National Public Radioand numerous TV appearances. Sinclairé makes her home in San Francisco.