A Winter Carnival with Vagabond Opera, Jason Webley and Sara Sparrow
European Cabaret! Vintage Americana! Balkan Belly Dance! Neo-Classical Opera! Old World Yiddish Theater! Welcome to the six-piece, Portland, Oregon-based VAGABOND OPERA.
Bohemian Cabaret ensemble Vagabond Opera is described by the Washington Post as "A band of ceaseless charisma, boundless energy, impeccable musicianship and more than a little touch of both the naughty and exotic." The group delivers passionate offerings of Bohemian cabaret for young and old. 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 operalusty voices singing in 13 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!
JASON WEBLEY, 'Punk Accordian Troubadour', is a magnanimous performer. His show gushes with prolific poetry and unhinged energy and has earned him a devout following up and down the west coast.
SARA SPARROW is a thrilling aerialist and dynamic performer and we are thrilled to have her returning to the Olympia Ballroom. You won't want to miss what she brings to this Winter Carnival!
The Olympia Ballroom (View)
116 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
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