It has been a wonderfully busy year for Opera Elect. For only starting a year ago, we have done so much:
1. Dozens of Opera Parties all throughout the Northwest, both for public occasions as well as private ones. This is become a staple of Opera Elect! We have made opera more fun, accessible, and casual to the masses.
2. The Edge- Our collaborative project with Velocity Pole Art at Jewett Auditorium, where we combined opera and acrobatic pole art to make an exciting and beautiful event.
3. A Northwest Tour of Tomorrow, Tomorrow- Over 14 different performances of a completely NEW and ORIGINAL musical written by young professionals; E.H. Nary and Joseph Greene. This was the project that was funded by Kickstarter, where we successfully raised $5,000 to put on (and tour) this work.
4. Operalesque- Another new collaborative project with Frankly Burlesque at Pengilly’s where we combined opera and burlesque to continue to push the boundaries opera has to offer.
5. Vaudeville on The Edge: an Operatic Melodrama- Our most recent collaboration with both Velocity Pole Art and Frankly Burlesque where we combined all THREE genres to create a beautiful and entertaining event showcasing an abridged version of Carmen. People think it’s a crazy combination, however, we proved that pole art, burlesque, and opera belong together.
We cannot thank EVERYONE enough for all the support we have received this year. You have made all the work worth it, and we will continue to keep pushing the boundaries to make opera everything it deserves to be.
Next up: Centuries of Song- September 17th at Jewett Auditorium. We go back to our alma mater to perform an exciting concert featuring Opera Elect alongside the Alumni Choir to kick off homecoming for The College of Idaho!
We are also excited to announce our NEW and ORIGINAL musical written by Madelein Bowman called, “The Fortune Teller.” It will premiere in the summer of 2016.
Again, thank you all. We love all of you and we cannot wait to show you more of what we’re capable of.
Zach & Jordan