Stuart's Annual Fall Fundraiser with Vagabond Opera!
Stuart's Opera House
Times: Sat. 08:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
52 Public Square
Join us for the most important night of the year for Stuart's Opera House, our annual Fall Fundraiser! Enjoy an evening with Portland, Oregon's six piece Vagabond Opera. What other performing group could claim to play European Cabaret, Vintage Americana, Balkan Belly Dance, Neo-Classical Opera, Old World Yiddish Theater all in one show? In addition to the concert, you will also be able to purchase tickets for a dinner and drinks before the show. There will also be a silent auction in our lobby featuring great things from area businesses. Bohemian Cabaret ensemble Vagabond Opera is described by the Washington Post as "A band of ceaseless charisma, boundless energy, impeccable musicianship and more than a little touch of both the naughty and exotic." The group delivers passionate offerings of Bohemian cabaret for young and old. Paris hot jazz, gut bucket swing, tangos, Ukrainian folk-punk ballads, klezmer and vigorous originals meet a world of riverboat gambling queens, Turkish belly dancers, and the enigmatic Marlene Dietrich. Vagabond Opera presents the new wave of opera-lusty voices singing in 13 languages and presenting a cabaret of rich musical phrasing, sparkling lyrics and indomitable stage presence, all played with exuberance, skill and a gritty Vagabond edge. The band's lineup features trained operatic tenor and soprano vocals, accordion, tenor saxophone, cello, stand-up bass, and drums. Guest performers often appear with the ensemble. Vagabond Opera has performed all over the USA and in Europe. They have been featured on NPR, in the Washington Post and Jazziz Magazine, and have shared stages and players with Pink Martini, The Decembrists, Al Franken and the Oregon Symphony. Vagabond opera has two full-length albums and will be releasing their third album in the Spring of 2009. This is not your granny's opera, but a visceral artistic ensemble that features powerful instrumental and vocal performances coupled with a highly eclectic and theatrical experience.