Thursday, July 26, 2007

Aquaopera #2- SF/Lakme Redux

Welcome to the world of Crystal French and Toilet Pig

After a quick but effective voice lesson and some all-new costume engineering, we headed up to that transgressive cityscape known as San Francisco. We were a part of a performance night at the lovely home of Drew and Lauren. We were stationed in the bathroom- Juliana in the tub and Jeanine in the toilet. Fitting? Yes. We worked through and over the hot lez flower duet from Lakme, completely submerged. The snorkelabra combined our two voices via tubing and pushed it out the bell/speaker that you can see part of in the top image. It was yet another completely surreal experience that seemed to be one of those spesh mixes of humor and some beautiful audio convergences. We'll get up a youtube wideo real soon. Hopefully.

Palm Springs Aquaopera Workshop #1

We had a get-together with some nice gays in Palm Springs. We were hosted by the fantastic duo of Ron and Susan in the most dreamy round pool. People may have thought they were going to a normal pool-cocktail party, but alas, no. They were asked to P-A-R-T-I-C-I-P-A-T-E. And they did. We got everyone making tones that combine into a whole via teacherlady Juliana's training in this realm. Then we went underwater. And listened. At some point the snorkelabra, a quickly assembled speaker-type device for breathing and conducting sound was introduced for a solo. It was completely surreal and we learned a whole lot more about the parameters of trying to sing underwater...

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Live in LA? Have a tub? Want to host an opera?

Your bathroom = La Scala + Jacques Cousteau
How do you host one of the first underwater operas in your Los Angeles home? Think up the most wonderful bathtub concert environment you can imagine and tell us in an email. Three hosts will be chosen for in-tub performances between July 14-18, 2007. You decide the parameters. We bring the opera.
These situational experiments in an intimate setting are organized by Juliana Snapper and Jeanine Oleson. Please feel free to email us with any questions or requests at: