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Our Fabulous Orchestra

Screen Shot 2018-01-06 at 1.42.41 PMAnd now a message from Orchestra Director, Ben Wallace! “Creating Aria Kart for this year’s Magfest has been an immense undertaking for both the cast and the musicians. Alongside writing a new script with all new props and sound effects, (not to mention an entirely new score and selection of songs,) we’ve doubled the size of the orchestra and brought in some super awesome musicians from across the VGM community. Joining us for the premiere of Aria Kart is an all star ensemble comprised of The Videri String Quartet, Triforce Quartet, DiscoCactus, Bassoonify, GameBrass, and a full choir. Special thanks goes out to all of our musicians and collaborators in the orchestra pit for their hard work, fantastic playing, and willingness to show up for a 7:30am rehearsal at Magfest. You guys rock:)” See our show TODAY at MAGfest!!! 6pm in Panels 3 and our behind the scenes panel is sunday at NOON!!!!

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New Cast Member: Tim Rosko

Welcoming another new member of our ARIA KART cast for 2018, Tim Rosko will be taking on the role of Luigi!

Hello all! I am so excited to join the cast of Super Smash Opera and incredibly honored to be playing Luigi! As the youngest child, I was almost always forced to be player 2. But overtime I grew to love the taller, greener brother and I began choosing him willingly. Last year I had the opportunity to sing in a different Mario-based opera for the role of Luigi and grew even more connected to our verdant friend. I can’t wait to see what Aria Kart has in store for Luigi and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of it! – Tim Rosko

Learn more about Tim on his bio page!

New Cast Member: Doug Perry!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnnouncing the newest member of our cast, the fabulous Doug Perry :

“I am thrilled to join the cast of Super Smash Opera’s sequel (currently in development), ARIA KART, as the role of Donkey Kong!  As a classical percussionist by trade and a gamer by passion, I was happy to participate in the MagFest 2016 presentation of Super Smash Opera as a percussionist.  Playing in the pit is fun, but I’ve always envied those who get to stand on stage.  I’m so excited to finally have that opportunity!”

Learn more about Doug at his bio page, here.
We have more news to share as winter approaches, so stay tuned for more awesome updates!