And 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!!!!
Facebook Link for Aria Kart!
Are you a Facebook user? Check out our facebook event for our show this Saturday!(artwork and character designs by Marj Rishel!) Check out more of our show designs on our Images page!
One week till showtime!
Once again, we give thanks to Google for helping make our show possible. Even though our cast and crew are scattered around the globe, thanks to Google Docs and Google Hangouts we have been running some awesome rehearsals for our premiere of #AriaKart with Live Orchestra.
We perform one week from today at MAGFest in DC!!!!! Catch us on saturday at 6pm in Panels 3!!!!
MAGfest Schedule is LIVE!!!
Hooray! the MAGFest schedule is now live! Lots going on two weeks from now, including our live performance return with “AriaKart with Live Orchestra” on Saturday at 6pm in Panels 3 and our behind-the-scenes presentation will be on Sunday at 1pm! See MAGfest 2018 on guidebook for more details!
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ARIA KART at MAGfest 2018!!!
We are super excited to announce we will be returning to MAGFest to premiere our newest show, “Super Smash Opera presents ‘Aria Kart’ with Live Orchestra”!!! Check out our fancy new poster AND our YouTube MAGfest Aria Kart Announcement video featuring the new and returning cast and creative team members! Stay tuned for more details on what day/time/and room we will be performing in:)
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!
Announcing 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!
Introducing New Cast Member: Ashley!
We are excited to announce the newest member of Super Smash Opera, Ashley Watts!
“I am super excited to be playing the role of “Princess Peach” in the sequel to Super Smash Opera, Aria Kart. I have always enjoyed an incredibly broad range of musical interests, and I love SMASHing them together to create something new. What better way to blend the best of the old with the… well I guest Mario Brothers is getting pretty old too!!! I am very excited to blend classical music with the likes of such a well loved game as Mario Cart. Well… unless your friends get a little too happy with their blue shells. >:- )“
Learn more about Ashley on her Bio Page HERE.
SMASHINGLY “CLASSIC” VAMPIRES!
Members of Super Smash Opera have lent their perspective on classic music and classic games, but now they tackle classic literature in a new project, The Dracula RadioPlay Experience. Smashmembers Bonnie Bogovich, Liz Rishel, and Sean Lenhart have teamed up with Gwen Schmidt and Judy Kirby to produce a radio play podcast version of Bram Stoker’s beloved masterpiece, Dracula. This radio play features a full cast of characters, sound effects, and thematic music to set the tone of the drama. To complete the experience, each episode of this novel is released on the date that each character chronicles the happenings, so the listener may feel the passage of time as the story unfolds.