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2012/2013 SEASON

Summer of 2012 -
CARMEN HIGH at the Japan America Theater June 28th and 29th OperaFusion Festival presents Karen Benjamin Chapman in "Chick Songs," Vio-Fonik, OperaFusion Festival Artists on the rocks and amongst oil and Canvas...opera in unique spaces...

Pasadena’s Rockin’ Opera Company
OPERA POSSE announces
Artistic Director, Stephanie Vlahos’s adaptation of the opera
Carmen entitled CARMEN HIGH.

June 28 - 8pm
June 29 - 8pm

Buy Tickets for Carmen here:

If you prefer to make reservations, call 626.428.5609. Tickets picked up from Will Call are cash only.
Originally presented at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts in 2009 as part of Vlahos’s other Thornton-underwritten project, the Full Circle Opera Project, CARMEN HIGH is a collaboration between teen musicians, singers of all styles (from musical theater to opera to rap), hip hop dancers, jazz and modern dancers, actors, skateboarders, graffiti artists. It tells the story of Carmen combining both the music from the original opera and a variety of musical styles to tell the story of what it is to be in high school from teenage rape to bullying to peer pressure to marginalizing.  
September of 2012 - Vlahos will be in the recording studio with composer Sasha Matson, recording Sasha's jazz opera about America's favorite pastime, Cooperstown. The producer on this recording is Stereophile Magazine's Editor, John Atkinson. Release and stellar cast to be announced. A staged production by OPERA POSSE of this landmark opera is currently in discussion and will occur in 2013. Announcement of specific dates to follow.

November 2012 - OPERA POSSE is pleased to announce it will be in workshop with world-renown baritone, Vladimir Chernov of a project entitled Chaliapin, based on the life of the famous Russian opera singer who was arguably one of opera's greatest singing actors.
Production to follow in Spring of 2013.
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