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15 Oct 2005

East Village Opera: Verdi in leather pants

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/artsentertainment/2002561782_opera15.html

east_village_opera_small.gifBy Colleen Long [The Associated Press, 15 October 2005]

NEW YORK — The East Village Opera Company channels both Mozart and Freddy Mercury when they perform. And that's not a bad thing.

The 11-person group rearranges opera arias and overtures to add electric guitars, keyboards, bass, drums and leather pants. The result is a hybrid of '70s arena rock and classical music.

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