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What happens when an opera singer/pianist and a jazz drummer hook up and put their alchemist cloaks on?

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Opera Chaotique's music cauldron contains all sorts of ingredients: Arias and African vibes, Jazz riffs and 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 twisted humour, stir well, bring to the boil and... enjoy Opera Chaotique's utterly unique crossover Cabaret show.

With an imposing armoury of original songs from their two albums "Death of the Phantom of the Opera" and "Poems of a Dirty Old Man", as well as with as-good-as- new cover versions ranging from Tom Waits to Spike Jones, Opera Chaotique are in the habit of taking the stage by storm. And there's always plenty of action in an Opera Chaotique gig, 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: even a heart-to-heart between Marquis de Sade and Charles Bukowski.

Infused with remarkably creative musicianship and impressively imaginative storytelling Opera Chaotique's live performances could only be described as a feast of surrealism, with explosive music and deviant theatrics.

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.

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As an opera singer, pianist and composer, George Tziouvaras has performed with many Symphony Orchestras and worked with artists such as Ennio Morricone and Cheryl 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.

Touring Europe & Asia 

Opera Chaotique's unique music style and captivating live performances, have got them rave reviews and a growing cult following. The band has toured extensively in Europe & beyond, performing in a wide range of venues: from theatres to Goth clubs, and Jazz bars to Rock festivals. Some of their most recent appearances include venues such as Stuttgart's Theaterhaus, Berlin's Lido Club & White Trash, Barcelona's Harlem Jazz Club, festivals like as UK's Secret Garden Party and Athens' Rockwave & the international Athens & Epidaurus Festival, as well as big tours in Italy & Portugal.

Discography

"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.

2017 finds them recording their newest album "Muses of the Damned Artists" already with great names performing as guests, such as the saxophonist Alex Foster (Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, Charlie Mingus) , VInicio Capossela, Adrian Stout of the Tiger Lillies, Jan Moritz of Van Canto & Marc Collin of the Nouvelle Vague.

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