Classical music with a smile on its lips; serious opera singing meets fun and entertainment. Yes, you can have fun at a classical concert!
THE CAST is a genre-busting opera band pushing the boundaries of the classical music experience. A group of professional opera singers and a pianist from across the world, they bring the excitement and performance style of pop music to opera for the first time. “We want to involve the audience and to make a concert into a a shared experience,” says soprano Bryn Vertesi. “Our audiences don’t come to sit quietly and just listen. We love it when they dance along, clap along, and even sing along with us. We want people to be as inspired as we are when we perform.”
A concert with THE CAST is a unique experience. Over and over again the audience is surprised and amazed at just how much fun and joy these musicians have with their music. In addition to their solo careers in the classical world, THE CAST makes it possible for opera to inspire a much broader audience outside of the traditional classical concert venues and pushes the limits of traditional concert programming. As baritone Till Bleckwedel puts it, “With us, the audience can simply surrender to the music without having to worry about concert etiquette.”