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East Village Opera Company: On Tour!

posted Aug 28, 2008, 1:21 PM by Vu Nguyen
From Girlie Action

East Village Opera Company
Olde School
(Decca; August 12, 2008)

East Village Opera Company Brings “Vigor and Inventiveness” to “Hard-Hitting Arrangements of Arias” (NY Times)

21-Date Fall Tour Kicks Off Sept. 18 in Manhattan KS
The New York Times has given its imprimatur to East Village Opera Company’s rock renditions of opera arias, with NY Times reviewer Allan Kozinn raving in his recent live review that  “You could get used to hearing these things this way”.
Borrowing melodies from well-known opera masterpieces, “the group imagines classical opera- with its over-the-top plots- as if staged today” (Boston Globe). The results have been a hit across the board, with Time Out New York hailing their “grandiose yet genuinely touching operatic pomp” and AM New York praising their “special brand of rocked-up arias… a unique mash-up of old and new.”
Fans and newcomers to the band will have a chance to see them live on their upcoming 21-date U.S. tour, kicking off Sept. 18
in Manhattan, KS. The touring outfit features 2 vocalists, a 4-person rock band, and a 3-piece string section, all led by East Village
Opera Company co-founders Tyley Ross (vocals) and Peter Kiesewalter (keyboards). They’ll be playing music both from
‘Olde School’ and their self-titled 2005 Decca Records debut, which the Boston Herald dubbed “something genuinely fresh that
combines classic beauty with rock energy.”
East Village Opera Company 2008 Fall Tour
9/18           McCain Auditorium                 Manhattan, KS
9/20           Lensic Theatre                       Santa Fe, NM
9/22           Cache Valley Center               Logan, UT
9/23           Cache Valley Center              Logan, UT
9/24           CS Fine Arts Auditorium         Twin Falls, ID
9/27           The Admiral Theatre               Bremerton, WA
9/28           Kentwood High School            Covington, WA
9/30           Columbia Theatre                   Longview, WA
10/1           Edmonds Center for the Arts  North Edmonds, WA
10/3           The Capital Theatre                Yakima, WA
10/4           The Capital Theatre               Yakima, WA
10/9           USCB PAC                             Beaufort, SC
10/10          Ferst Center for the Arts         Georgia Tech, GA
10/11          Porter Center Concert Hall      Brevard, NC
10/12          Newberry Opera House           Newbury, SC
10/14          The American Theatre            Hampton, VA
10/15          Grand Opera House                Wilmington, DE
10/16          Pollak Theatre                        West Long Branch, NJ
10/17          Proctor’s Theatre                    Schenectady, NY
10/18          Zeiterion Theatre                   New Bedford, MA
10/20          Jepson Theatre                       Richmond, VA