The Inverse Opera Programs
Our 2013-2014 season will see The Inverse Opera performing cabarets in locations around Puget Sound. We will be returning to SecondStory Repertory for a series of lightly-staged evenings of song, and concluding each of those with an opportunity for the audience to sing with our accompanists (we call it Piano-roke). We look forward to further collaboration with Seattle's chapter of Opera-on-Tap for an evening of classical song, and are planning to mount an educational look into the canon of 26 Italian Songs and Arias, the go-to book for all students of classical singing.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
The Inverse Opera enjoyed a wonderful reception at ACT - A Contemporary Theatre in our collaboration with Seattle Dance Project for their Project 5. The two companies' talented artists combined in a delightful rendition of Johannes Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes
, choreographed by Mark Morris alum Penny Hutchinson. With over 1,000 tickets sold and a full house for our student performance, we were thrilled to offer such a high quality performance that drew dance afficionadoes, opera enthusiasts, and theater-goers alike.
TIO is excited about our educational look into 26 Italian Songs and Arias. If you've studied voice, you own this book. Some of the finest singers in the Seattle area will perform these "beginner" pieces at the highest level of artistry, and teach about performance practice and technique. We hope to take this show around to high schools and colleges, as well as perform in a more traditional concert setting.