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First Transwoman to Sing National Anthem at a Professional Sporting Event Repeats Performance for SF Giants June 2 in San Francisco

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First Transwoman to Sing National Anthem at a Professional Sporting Event Repeats Performance for SF Giants June 2 in San Francisco

International Pride Orchestra Debut on June 22
Features Performance by Sinclairé

Breanna Sinclairé
(photo by Spencer Aldworth Brown)

27 May 2023  — San Francisco, CA: Breanna Sinclairé (, the first transgender woman to sing the American national anthem at a professional sporting event, will perform twice in June, celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month. On June 2, Sinclairé will sing The Star-Spangled Banner at the invitation of the San Francisco Giants before their game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oracle Park.  Sinclairé, a native of Baltimore, said she feels honored to kick off Pride Month like this in the face of recent LGBTQ+ attacks. On June 22 Sinclairé will take part in the inaugural concert for the International Pride Orchestra, at the Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall  (50 Oak Street, San Francisco). 

“I’m very grateful to the Giants for inviting me back to their stadium and for their support of the LGBTQ+ community,” Sinclairé said. “It’s especially meaningful for me to sing for my hometown team as they play my other hometown team, the Orioles, and to show them that I’m proud of who I am and where I come from.”

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 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 June 22, Sinclairé will perform for the inaugural concert with the International Pride Orchestra, the world’s first international LGBTQ+ orchestra. The concert will feature works by LGBTQ+ composers and allies, such as Tchaikovsky, Bernstein, Copland, Barber, and Higdon. Tickets are available at

“I’m thrilled to be part of this historic orchestra and to share the stage with talented musicians from all over the world,” said Sinclairé. “Music is a universal language that can unite us and inspire us to celebrate our diversity and our humanity.”

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.