I recently discovered the East Village Opera Company, a band who takes classic opera and transforms the music into rock songs. Steering this discovery on topic for the purposes of this blog is the lead singer, Tyley Ross, who starred as Tommy in the Canadian production of Tommy. A browse through the material on their official website shows that when they’re at their best, they certainly are brilliant – even earning a Grammy nomination for their 2008 album, Olde School. For example, here is their version of “La Donna È Mobile”, from their first album La Donna:
It’s fascinating and fantastic! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do – and perhaps pick up one of their albums if you like what you see!
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