20. October 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: Links, Opera, Other People's Words, Videos, Watch

You probably haven’t been to the opera much recently, and I don’t blame you — the works of Wagner and Mozart just don’t seem to have enough in the way of blinking satellite transmissions, stern spaceship commanders, and crashed UFOs. A group of performance artists from Pittsburgh, however, is out to change that. They call themselves the Squonk Opera, and they’ve toured across the United States and in Canada, the United Kingdom, South Korea, and Belgium; this weekend, they brought their new show “Astro-rama” back to their hometown. Here’s our gallery of their funky, jazzy, psychadelic, extraterrestrial romp.

I read it here.

Hmmm. Squonk Opera. Sounds like they use oboes, doesn’t it? Alas, I don’t hear any oboe squawks at all. Sounds more like rock opera to these ears. (Kind of Cirque du Soleil style, I suppose.)

In this next video, you see a flute, but you sure don’t hear it. Um. Okay then.

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