Operatic tackle the state of the TTC simply dropped and it’s so good

Suppose the mayoral election and the ramshackle state of the TTC are a tragedy within the making? So does native efficiency group Opera Revue who simply launched a hilarious three-minute mock-opera on the plight of the weary transit commuter.

Seizing the chance to inject some humour into the election season, Opera Revue, has unveiled their newest masterpiece: the Toronto Transit Comedy.

The manufacturing options the enduring opening duet from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, full with cleverly crafted subtitles. With Alexander Hajek, Danie Friesen, and Claire Elise Harris main the efficiency and Claire additionally offering piano accompaniment, the Opera Revue group delivers a hilarious tackle the Toronto Transit Fee (TTC) and its election-related challenges.

And, sure, like all good comedic tackle the beleaguered TTC, there’s a Cinnabon point out. So it checks out.

The OG of TTC reference factors

“Opera and social commentary have gone hand in hand for the reason that artwork varieties inception. Open riot in opposition to the ruling class or overseas invaders may get you killed when these items had been written (Viva Verdi), however not whenever you put a few of the most wonderful western music ever written beneath some witty rhymes, now it’s only a ‘legendary cautionary story,’” says Hajek.

Opera Revue has made a behavior of greeting town’s attempting occasions with a smile and a music. In the course of the pandemic, the group launched its Isolation Sequence, a weekly YouTube video sequence showcasing opera and opera parodies. As well as, the group continues its mission to deliver opera to the plenty by performing in small golf equipment just like the Granite Brewery, the Emmet Ray, and the Dakota Tavern.

Opera Revue was based in 2017 by soprano Danie Friesen with pianist Claire Elise Harris becoming a member of in 2018 and Hajek in 2021.

Final 12 months, the group did an equally spectacular operatic tackle the housing disaster.

For these desirous to expertise Opera Revue reside and sing-a-long to the Toronto Transit Comedy, the group has a sequence of upcoming reveals on faucet.

On Could 21, they are going to be acting at The Emmet Ray, adopted by a present at Granite Brewery on Could twenty eighth, that includes the particular visitor Spencer Kryzanowski on piano. The extremely anticipated Debauchery at The Dakota occasion, again by fashionable demand, will happen on Could 31 and June 1. Lastly, on June 4, Opera Revue shall be making their debut at Reid’s Distillery.

To safe a seat at any of those reveals, reservations might be made via e-mail or on-line platforms.


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