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Austin’s Alternative Opera Company Will Rock You on Oct. 26
AUSTIN, October 11, 2013 — One Ounce Opera, an Austin Critics’ Table Award Nominee for 2012-13, announced they will share the stage with local Queen tribute band Magnifico in a special one-night-only show. This is the first collaboration between the two groups.
“We’ve been talking about this for over a year now,” says OOO founder and general director Julie Fiore, “so I can’t tell you how excited OOO is to literally rock out.”
That is exactly what Fiore and the One Ounce Opera Ensemble — a professional group of “singing-artists” — plan to do on Saturday, October 26th on Red 7‘s outside stage. When asked about performing opera away from the traditional performance hall, she says, “Our aim is to re-imagine opera in unexpected places. We actually launched our company at Red 7 last year. It fits. It works. People get it.”
The company’s performers felt a palpable audience reaction during Soundspace at the Blanton in March, for which their original post-classical performances earned them the aforementioned Austin Critics’ Table Award Nomination. Fiore believes this is because Austin is ripe for innovation, and her group hopes to encourage a new generation of opera lovers through non-traditional venue and program choices.
Fiore says, “What’s more synonymous with opera than the music of Queen?”
Adam Sultan, multi-talented musician/performing artist and guitarist for Magnifico, agrees. He says, “Playing the music of Queen is a challenge, especially when trying to be faithful to the complex vocal arrangements on their albums, so we’re especially excited to have One Ounce Opera to help take Magnifico’s live set to a whole new level.”
Among the varied set lists, the two groups will perform such favorites as “Somebody to Love,” “Killer Queen,” and, of course, the ubiquitous “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Sultan adds, “Even Queen couldn’t ask for more!”
“Killer Queen” is presented by Transmission Events, and will take place on Saturday, October 26th at Red 7 (outside), located at 611 E 7th St. Doors are at 9:00. General admission tickets available for purchase online at http://transmissionevents.queueapp.com/events/1016. For more information, contact Fiore, or visit OOO at www.oneounceopera.com, or visit Magnifico at http://blog.magnificoqueen.com/
One Ounce Opera aims to prove “opera is not obsolete; popular opinion of opera is”. OOO provides a come-and-go, laid back, interactive atmosphere to experience a virtuosic sonic event up close and in small, powerful doses – just “one ounce” of opera. OOO was founded by Austinite Julie Fiore in April 2012. For more information, visit www.oneounceopera.com
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