Bohemian Cabaret ensemble Vagabond Opera combines impeccable musicianship with a touch of both the naughty and exotic. Hot jazz, gut bucket swing, tangos and klezmer combine to form a new wave of opera, liberated from the Western canon.
In this podcast we speak with Eric Stern, founder of Vagabond Opera, operatic tenor, accordionist and composer. Eric talks about what drew him to traditional opera, why he broke away from it and how Portland is an artistic laboratory for creative work.
Photo Credit: Ben Z. Mund