Cabaret otaku

high art in low places

A note from our admin team

NEWS!!! BIG NEWS!!! Thanks to all of you, Cabaret Otaku is three and a half years old. WE’ve taken the crucial steps to become a sustainable entity and are ready to take one more huge step forward. This website will soon be getting an overhaul as we move more and more into geekdoms, fandoms, and all the “doms” of which we are so fond. Yes, we are still grounded in opera and traditional theatre, but we will be tapping into resources like cosplay, multimedia, and new musical compositions. We’ll also be adding snippets of traditional and modern Japanese culture (but more on that soon!).

Please visit our facebook page for our latest news and info about our upcoming shows. This year we will be performing at SoDak Con, ROTL Con, and other venues, so be sure to check us out!

                            Christina, Samantha, and Blayne

                            9 February, 2015

welcome to cabaret otaku!

We are Denver's first alternative opera company. With us, the best local artists are throwing caution and classical stuffiness to the wind and putting the music where it belongs: right in your lap. Our focus is to take classical performance out of the concert hall and into public venues such as bars, gardens, and common gathering places. While our spaces may be casual, our approach to our craft is not. We strive to create our best work while providing a relaxed atmosphere for aficionados and new initiates alike. We invite you to pull up a chair, have a drink and enjoy the show.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, musicians of the highest caliber would gather purely for the love of performance. If you have watched peter Shaffer’s film “Amadeus,” then you have been privy to the way in which the artists of this era would play out of sheer joy and how this love of their work often resulted in passionate, spontaneous performance. By placing artistic control in the hands of the artists themselves, we are seeking a return to this tradition and a renaissance of the creative collective spirit from which our profession was born.

a form of staged entertainment, consisting mainly of skits, songs and improvisations, often in a venue serving food and drink .

cab·a·ret (noun, Pronounced “kab-uh-rey’)

someone who has a devotion to a subject or hobby to the point of great passion, even obsession due to their manic involvement in their chosen fandom.

o·ta·ku (noun, Pronounced “oh-tah-koo”)

Party like it’s 1799...

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