Music Scene: Vagabond Opera, more
Eric Stern isn’t sure if Vagabond Opera has stopped in Colorado before, but after living in New Mexico years ago and spending “quite a bit” of time in Colorado, the opera singer and accordion player is ready to bring the gypsy pop group that plays all sorts of music with all sorts of instruments to Grand Junction.
Vagabond Opera performs at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St. Tickets cost $12 in advance at the box office or $15 at the door.
Stern described Vagabond Opera as “Eastern European cabaret” with its instrumentation, “Bohemian” with its lyrics and flair, and “gypsy” in its influence. The Portland, Ore.,-based band has six members and has been together for nearly a decade.
“This is not a show for academics,” Stern said.
In fact, it’s hard to describe a Vagabond Opera live show, he said.
“I want to take the audience on a journey,” Stern said. “There’s a lot of lighting, quick changes, and sheer spectacle of the naked human voice that I think is beautiful and important to showcase.”
According to vagabondopera.com, the group plays a combination of cabaret, burlesque, tango, Balkan, Klezmer, rock, Arabian, Parisian hot jazz and opera.