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East Village Opera Company On Tour Now!

posted Sep 22, 2008, 2:15 PM by Vu Nguyen
From Girlie Action

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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
9/23      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