East Village Opera Company Tickets for Sale

"Musicians Peter Kiesewalter and Tyley Ross take classic opera tunes and back them with rock instrumentation, resulting in a giddy evening resembling a long version of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody". They don't call 'em rock operas for nothing." opined the Village Voice. The East Village Opera Company may just have what it takes to bring opera to the masses. The 1"1-piece rock band plays traditional opera pieces, such as 'La Danza' and 'Vesta La Giubba', and then breaks into either a funky disco beat or heavy metal guitars. We?ve heard it described as 'Trans-Siberian Orchestra meets Baz Luhrmann meets De La Guarda'. With theatrical, ironic rock bands such as The Darkness being a hit with trendsetters, we think the East Village Opera Company may attract a crowd looking for a dose of culture with their downtown cool." said Trend central. The Ottawa Citizen commented, " The East Village Opera Company is a musical project that was conceived in New York by two musicians from Ottawa: Peter Kiesewalter, best known as the force behind such Ottawa bands as the Angstones, Fat Man Waving and Six Mile Bridge; and Tyley ross, a graduate of Canterbury High and Canada's original Tommy (he played the lead in the Toronto run of Pete Townshend's musical). Even for those not overly familiar with opera arias, there are plenty of rewards, they include the fluid intimacy of Ross' singing and the diversity of Kiesewalter's arrangements, particularly on the title track and an incredible version of Ave Maria. As the classical strings (courtesy of NACO players) give way to bombastic rock, it will remind you of Queen or Metallica, until something happens to divert the songs into bluegrass, Celtic or even disco territory. The sense of rock theatrics gives it an edge that's not too serious, and guests like Living Color guitarist Vernon Reid and banjo virtuoso Tony Trishka deliver inspired performances."

East Village Opera Company has performed some stellar concerts at Royal Ontario Museum Re-opening Gala, Toronto, Ontario, June, 2007; Vértice de la Cultura del Museo de La Nación, Lima, Peru, April, 2007; Miss USA 2006, in Baltimore, Maryland; New York City Opera Opening Night Gala, 2005 & 2006 ; A&E's Breakfast with the Arts, December 25, 2005 and Mod Club Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, 2005.This is the perfect medium where the beauty of classic music operas meets the gritty of rock and roll. Buy tickets and you will realize no one else does it better.
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From the time East Village Opera Company gave their first performance at a Manhattan pub, they haven't looked back. Tickets of this group sells really quick. The band is formed of Tyley Ross (frontman), Peter Kiesewalter (arranger/multi-instrumentalist ), Ann Marie Milazzo (vocals) and eight other musicians that include a bassist, percussionist and guitarists.

Their first album, La Donna was released with Canal Records in 2004. La Donna featured: Vesti la giubba (original: Ruggero Leoncavallo); Una furtiva lagrima (original: Gaetano Donizetti); la Danza (original: Gioacchino Rossini);Maria, Mari (original: Eduardo di Capua); la Paloma (original:Sebastien Yradier); la Donna e mobile - (original:Giuseppe Verdi); Panis Angelicus (original:Cesar Franck); Questa o Quella (original:Giuseppe Verdi); la Serenata (original:Francesco Paolo Tosti) and Ave Maria (original:Franz Schubert). East Village Opera Company's eponymous debut was produced by Grammy winning producer, Neil Dorfsman. Their last album, The East Village Opera Company features Le nozze di Figaro Redux (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart); Nessun Dorma Redux (Giacomo Puccini);Flower Duet Redux(Leo Delibes); La Donna è Mobile Redux (Giuseppe Verdil); Un Bel Di Redux( Giacomo Puccini); Au Fond du Temple Saint Redux(Georges Bizet) ; O Mio Babbino Caro Redux (Giacomo Puccini); Ebben? Ne Andró Lontana Redux (Alfredo Catalani); Che Gelida Manina Redux ( Giacomo Puccini); Habanera Redux (Georges Bizet); When I Am Laid in Earth Redux (Henry Purcell) and E Lucevan (Le Stelle Redux Giacomo Puccini). The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra helped out.
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