You’ve heard opera, and you’ve heard rock – but you’ve probably never opera rocked like this. The East Village Opera Company fronted by Ottawa’s own Tyler Ross played Centrepointe Theater tonight bringing the towering emotion of famous operas into the 21st century.
Aline and I along with Andy & Lorraine enjoyed every minute of it.
EVOC is comprised of passionate performers possessed with unparalleled musicianship in a genre all their own. The arrangements maintain the integrity of the original compositions and are undoubtedly a representation of how the masters would have treated their creations today. The genuis behind the band is Peter Kiesewalter, the visionary, who arranged most of the tracks with some collaborative effort. He shows no restraint as he unleashes his emotional and bold ideas out of his pressure cooker head. As a result, the world’s all the better for it. And Tyley Ross, what a vocal powerhouse! ‘La Donna E Mobile’ from Rigoletto embodies so much passion with Ross’s smooth, versatile vocals against one of the most exciting rhythms you’d never think would compliment such a piece. Paired with AnnMarie Milazzo’s solid pipes on several duets, they both blend exquisitely in harmonious bliss, especially in the Flower Duet from Lakme