I’m not going to lie… I love opera. There’s something so dated about it that it appeals to me on both the historical and Steampunk fronts. My favorite structure in the entire world, the Paris Opera House, was built specifically for the art form, and sets the stage for one of my favorite books of all time, The Phantom of the Opera.
So, the concept of combining Steampunk and opera is already pretty squee-worthy to me.
A Steampunk band based in Portland has done just that, and it’s not just good in concept, but in has execution as well. The Vagabond Opera been together since 2002 and was created by Eric Stern, the Opera’s lead tenor.
Here’s a video clip of one of their songs: Ravella, The River Boat Queen.
If that’s perked your interest, you’ll be happy to know that you can listen to some samplings of their music on their website.
Your next opportunity to catch them live will be on Wednesday, December 22 when they play at Bossa Nova Ballroom in Portland, OR.