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Dragus Maximus: A Homersexual Opera odyssey
Oct 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
One event on Oct 27, 2018 at 7:00pm
One event on Oct 27, 2018 at 10:00pm
All roads lead to Rome… and to Heartbeat Opera’s fifth annual Halloween Drag Extravaganza!
“New York’s singularly unconventional” (Opera News) indie opera company invites you to grab your golden fleece and catch a chariot down to Brooklyn’s Colosseum (aka Roulette) for an operatic, Greco-Roman orgy of gorgeous gladiators and glam goddesses. Join Homer and Sappho in a Herculean quest to Hades and back — featuring the siren songs of Monteverdi, Handel, and Offenbach, plus a brand new number by Vavrek and Schlosberg. Come in costumes to make Cleopatra drool. When in Rome…
The show is an operatic, Greco-Roman orgy of gorgeous gladiators and glam goddesses, featuring classical arias of Monteverdi, Handel, and Offenbach alongside some genderqueer fierceness. Much like last year’s Shakespearean dragstravaganza, it will be a raucous night of high-notes and headdresses with fun and fantasy for all – including eye-popping designs, free Trojan condoms, $10 open bar, and a costume contest.