Opera Chaotique – Live Show “Dionysian Cabaret”
OPERA CHAOTIQUE “DIONYSIAN CABARET”
THESE GREEKS ARE CRAZY!
The Greek duo inspired by the culture of their ancestors, have created a post – drama act thatincludes a powerful dose of Tragedy, even more Comedy, mixed with modern styles culminating in a Dionysian Cabaret.
Tenorman met Voodoo Drummer under the Acropolis hill at 400 BC, when the first was a loser philosopher & the latter a failed gigolo. Almost 2.500 yearslater, their only chance for success is this weird act.
Opera Chaotique’s music cauldron contains all sorts of ingredients: Jazz grooves &African vibes, Arias & Punk growls, tender lullabies and gothic nightmares. Heat the potion up next to a piano and a drum kit, add a bundle of twisted tales, generously season with unconventionalhumor, stir well, bring to the boil and… enjoy Opera Chaotique’s utterly unique Crossover Cabaret show.
With an imposing armour of original songs from their three albums, as well as imaginative cover versions ranging from Bohemian Rhapsody to Tom Waits’s selected songs, in a cabaretstyle mixed withGreekrhythms.
Opera Chaotique are in the habit of taking the stage by storm. And there’s always plenty of action in an Opera Chaotique show, as they might only be a duo but they have on their side a whole bunch of (mostly) friendly ghosts, whose stories they twist, turn and narrate like post-modern troubadours, taking the audience to faraway places and times where just about anything is possible: Marquis de Sade andCharles Bukowski hang out together,poetsand painters are searching for their musesand the Phantom of the Opera travels to New Orleans.All these are served with their unique style, under the spirit of Aristophanes’ Dionysos.
AN ECCENTRIC DUET
Opera Chaotique were formed in 2011 by Tenorman (aka George Tziouvaras) and Voodoo Drummer (aka Chris Koutsogiannis).Before joining forces and turning their backs to respectable music, they both led promising careers in their respective music genres.
As an opera singer, pianist and composer, George Tziouvaras has performed with many Symphony Orchestras and worked with artists such as Ennio Morricone andCheryl Studer. He’s sung some of opera’s most famous parts and composed original music for theatre plays.
Chris Koutsogiannis has toured the world as a jazz and blues drummer, performing live and recording with many artists, including Meschiya Lake and Michael Dotson. His research on the roots of drumming has brought him to amazing places like Cuba, Brazil and West Africa.
Opera Chaotique’s unique music style and captivating live performances, have got them rave reviews and a growing cult following.
“We are proud to present something actually original.” BCN MES, Spain
“Jazz, Opera, Alt Rock, African music and Cabaret collide in this offbeat act.” Time Out London, UK
“A novel jazz-opera experience” Exberliner Magazine, Germany
The band has toured extensively in 18 countries in Europe and beyond, performing in a wide range of venues: from theatres, Jazz clubs and concert halls to Rock festivals and Goth clubs. Some of their most recent appearances include venues such as Theaterhaus (Stuttgart),Lido Club (Berlin), festivals like asMBP fest (Barcelona), Secret Garden Party (UK), Rouge Cabaret Festival (Paris) and Rockwave Fest, Athens & Epidaurus Festival (Greece), as well as big tours in Italy&Portugal.
“A musical experience entirely unique, deep and well made” – thus spoke Where Y’at Magazine of New Orleans, about Opera Chaotique’s debut album “Death of the Phantom of the Opera”, featuring guitar master Bob Brozman and Tuxedomoon’s Bleine Reininger.
In the summer 2014 the band released its second album, “Bukowski: Poems of a Dirty Old Man”, inspired by Charles Bukowski, with very special guest artists Blues’ legend Louisiana Red and the eccentric Tiger Lillies frontman Martyn Jacques. Bizarre mag (UK) wrote: “For funs of quirky style – theatre of Tiger Lillies this is pretty sweet”
In 2018 they released their newest album “Muses of the Damned Artists” with great names performing as guests, such as the saxophonist Alex Foster (Miles Davis), Vinicio Capossela, Adrian Stout (Tiger Lillies), Jan Moritz (Van Canto), Marc Collin (Nouvelle Vague), Xavi Turull (Ojos de Brujo), Roy Smila (ANNA RF) &M. Pashalidis.
“Opera Chaotique’s live performances could only be described as a feast of surrealism, with explosive music and deviant theatrics.”
Corriere della Sera, Italia
“Next Big Thing”
Athens Voice newspaper, Greece
“The Love Song is one of the most beautiful songs of our time”
Gothic Magazine, Germany
For one live show:
Sunday 15th March 2020, 20.00
CELLULE 133a (Avenue Ducpétiaux 133, 1060 Saint-Gilles)
Presale: 13 euro
On door: 15 euro
*Beer, Wine, Soft drinks and finger (greek) food will be available!
Arts et Lettres Helléniques” (Rue Froissart 115 tél: 02 2309335)