Lady Lydia Sings – BDSM Meets Opera, Lou Reed & The Eurythmics

By on September 10, 2012

Lady Lydia Sings

A professional opera singer with a taste for the sado-masochistic dynamic hits the UK with her show, “Lady Lydia Sings.” Trained in Madrid, London, Milan and Budapest, coached in performance by Gerard Clua, one of Madrid’s most innovative actors and cabaret directors, LadyLydia has performed throughout Europe, from the UK to Portugal, from Germany to Spain. As well as classical opera, Lady Lydia sings early music, free improvisation and cabaret. She’s an art historian too – but it’s her fetish show we talked to her about…

“It started as a joke. I just said to my partner, Chris, after leaving Richmond BDSM munch, ‘Can you imagine a concert with a singing mistress and a submissive collared slave?’ I should have guessed his reaction, as he replied with English phlegm ‘And why not?’ We thought about it seriously and found that it was actually a good idea: a show that allows me to display different aspects of my real self – that’s fun.”

What exactly does a Lady Lydia Sings show consist of?

“I perform songs that in one way or another relate to D/s and most will be familiar to the audience. The songs are arranged to create a sensual atmosphere, not just as straight cover versions. ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ (Lou Reed), ‘Sweet Dreams’ (Eurythmics) or ‘Venus in Furs’ (Velvet Underground) are some of the hits. Sometimes there is a touch of humour; for example in ‘The Masochism Tango (Tom Lehrer).’”

Lydia’s stage presence and performance are meticulously considered, as is the introduction of the songs to the audience. She is every inch the Spanish Mistress.

Lady Lydia Sings

“BDSM is not as visible in Spain as in UK, there are not as many clubs, but in Spain there has always been a taste for the dramatic, for the ecstatic. The image of the strong-willed powerful grande dame is deeply embedded in our culture. Just think of characters like Carmen the gypsy or spectacles like bullfighting. As a catholic country, imbued with a sense of drama in art and culture, it has also developed a rich iconography that raises the brutal, the sacrifice or the ascetic to the condition of art. Anyone who has had the chance to see baroque Spanish paintings of saints in ecstasy, dramatic bleeding Christs and saints in martyrdom that were painted or sculpted to be appreciated and worshipped, can understand what I mean. If you have spent Easter holidays in Spain and maybe seen the processions of flagellants or bare-footed penitents, you can understand what I’m talking about. And I enjoy having a fan. Leather makes me too hot.”

Lydia’s slave accompanies her on the piano – he’s a virtuoso musician with a serious career in the vanilla world. Her fetish outfits are custom designed by Pablo from Kreativa Kollektive.

Want to know more? Discover Lady Lydia, hear a couple of her songs and book her for your event at www.ladylydiasings.com

 

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