Band throws rock at Puccini

Tyley Ross here with East Village Opera Company Their gloves-off treatment of arias causes N.Y. buzz

by RICHARD OUZOUNIAN

Think of it as The Constantines meet the Canadian Opera Company.

Tomorrow night, Tyley Ross comes back to Toronto and he's performing at the Mod Club on College St.

But as you might have guessed from the venue, the musical theatre star won't be singing selections from the musicals like Tommy, Forever Plaid and West Side Story that made him famous.

No, this time he's offering what you could call punk Puccini, rock video Verdi and balls-to-the-wall Bizet.

Say hello to the East Village Opera Company, one of the strangest, but hottest, new acts in the music business…read the rest of the article here.

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