Holy Carp Presents
Vagabond Opera, Rebel Riot Revue Holiday Caberet
723 National Ave
Lexington, KY, 40502
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 18 and over
The six piece, Portland, OR based 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." Featuring four singers (two operatically trained) two cellos, saxophone, clarinet, accordion, double bass and drums, the Bohemian neo-cabaret gypsy pop ensemble plays a combination of cabaret, burlesque, tango, Balkan beats, Klezmer, rock, Arabian music, Parisian hot jazz, and, yes, opera that'll leave your head spinning. The ensemble sings in 14 languages and mixes their genre-defying original tunes with covers made famous by such artists as Jacques Brel, Tom Waits, Raymond Scott, and Edith Piaf - all performed with theatrics, flair and more than a nod to the old world.
Vagabond Opera is at the center of the Neo-cabaret phenomenon, and through their theatrical performances and eclectic repertoire bring the eclectic artistic spirit of Portland, OR to the world. The October 2011 release of Sing For Your Lives marks the fourth full-length release from the band to date. The ensemble premiered their first full length opera "Queen of Knives" in May 2010. Vagabond Opera has performed across the USA, and in Europe from Poland to Portugal; they are played regularly on NPR, and have shared stages and players with Pink Martini, Devotchka, The Decemberists, and the Oregon Symphony, to name a few.
"An eclectic musical phenomenon." -- NBC
"The crowning glory of the night.... this sextet has fine voices, unbelievable musical chops and a huge and humorous stage presence. They know how to dress, how to make an entrance and how to craft an instantly hummable tune." - The Seattle Times
Rebel Riot Revue Holiday Caberet
Founded in 2011, Rebel Riot Revue started as a burlesque troupe and has since grown into a production company that oversees the production and booking of burlesque, fire, comedy, dance and drag performers who are seasoned, professional and intensely dedicated. We strive to preserve the art form of classic burlesque and advance the art form of neo burlesque in our variety shows through informed, empowering performance art, glamorous and theatrical performers, and the utmost respect for our audience. Our performers' styles range from elegant to exotic, comedic to classic, modern to marvelous, all while maintaining an air of jaw-dropping joie de vivre and classy charisma. We cordially invite you to join us for an evening of glitz and guffaw that will leave you wanting more!