Professor Elemental, Eric Stern
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Professor Elemental, my most popular persona, is a steampunk mad professor. His hobbies include adventure, invention, and a good cuppa. Aside from a few of his experiments (best left unmentioned), the Professor first got himself noticed with the track Cup of Brown Joy. The video, which you can find on the Gallery page, has notched up over a million views on YouTube.
I take to the stage and engage the audience at any kind of show – from festivals to fetish nights – and I also love to work with people on special, bespoke events such as weddings. I'm happy to host cabaret or perform solo. Recent events have included The Bizarre Ball, Secret Garden Festival, and the Steampunk World's Fair.
The NorthWests's own premiere operatic tenor, accordionist, pianist, composer, and consummate showman; an unparalleled devo with incendiary stage presence and devilish virtuosity. Eric Stern has appeared with The Decemberists, Pink Martini, Balkan Beat Box, on NPR, and performed at the Kennedy Center, The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, Joe's Pub in NYC, and internationally from Paris to Poland. Eric Stern is best known for being the founder and artistic director of Vagabond Opera, an ensemble that has achieved worldwide success. Vagabond Opera was created in 2002 by this U.S. and European-trained opera singer and composer. Then disillusioned with the classical opera world, Stern created a new context for opera: Performance on a more intimate scale incorporating not only opera but elements of Weimar Cabaret, Arabic and Balkan forms, and the original music that springs from the ensemble's fertile creative work.
$10 in advance • $12 day of show