Vagabond Opera
European Cabaret! Vintage Americana! Balkan Belly Dance! Neo-Classical Opera! Old World Yiddish Theater! Welcome to the six-piece, Portland, Oregon-based Vagabond Opera.

Based in the Pacific Northwest, yet encompassing the world, Vagabond Opera delivers passionate offerings of Bohemian cabaret. 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. Weaving elements of Kurt Weil, Duke Ellington and Edith Piaf with absurdist flair, theatrics and an old world mood, Vagabond Opera presents the new wave of opera--lusty (trained) voices singing in 15 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. This is Opera liberated and reinvented for everyone.

The band's lineup features trained operatic tenor and soprano vocals, accordion, tenor and alto saxophones, cello, stand-up bass, drums, and, when the mood is right, a burlesque hoola-hooping fire performer.

Vagabond Opera has been featured in Jazziz Magazine, shared stages and players with The Decembrists, Pink Martini, Al Franken and the Oregon Symphony. Vagabond opera has two full length albums.

Sing For Your Lives | Released 2011
Reviews of Vagabond Opera's Sing For Your Lives

The Zeitgeist Beckons | Released 2009
Reviews of Vagabond Opera's The Zeitgeist Beckons

Vagabond Opera | Released 2006
Reviews of Vagabond Opera's Vagabond Opera

Get on the Train | Released 1905
Reviews of Vagabond Opera's Get on the Train

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Location
Oregon, USA

Musical Styles
Cabaret ~ Operatic

MUSIC VIDEOS
"Tough Mazel - WoW Hall - 2/17/12"
"Headlining SteamCon III"
"Ravella"

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