‘Porn opera’ is a stretch but delivers a happy ending

Sep 5, 2014
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There is never enough irreverence in opera, so works like Gordon Beeferman’s The Enchanted Organ: A Porn Opera are always welcome. Couple that with, as the title indicates, a mockery of the inherent absurdities of pornography, and integrate burlesque into the concept and staging, and most everyone is guaranteed to enjoy a happy ending.

Sarah Screams appeared in Gordon Beeferman’s “The Enchanted Organ: A Porn Opera” Thursday night at Drom. Photo: Steve Prue

Sarah Screams appeared in Gordon Beeferman’s “The Enchanted Organ: A Porn Opera” Thursday night at Drom. Photo: Steve Prue

The Enchanted Organ is still in-progress, and Beeferman and director Beth Greenberg presented selected scenes Thursday in a one-night only show at Drom in New York’s East Village. That was the second half: the crowd, lubricated with alcohol, was stimulated by an opening burlesque show, itself with operatic overtones. Along with an amazing act by contortionist Topher Bosquet, some flashy theremin playing by Cornelius Lloyd, and a striptease from emcee and porn star Chris Harder (who, costumed as a giant hot dog, entered to the doo-wop strains of the Oscar Mayer Wiener theme), Dangrrr Doll stripped off her armor, fondled her sword and flapped her extravagant wings to the “Ride of the Valkyries,” and soprano Sarah Screams removed her corset, and much more, while singing a bel canto version of Khia’s “My Neck, My Back” (totally NSFW).

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[…] The Enchanted Organ is still in-progress, and Beeferman and director Beth Greenberg presented selected scenes Thursday in a one-night only show at Drom in New York’s East Village. That was the second half: the crowd, lubricated with alcohol, was stimulated by an opening burlesque show, itself with operatic overtones. Along with an amazing act by contortionist Topher Bosquet, some flashy theremin playing by Cornelius Lloyd, and a striptease from emcee and porn star Chris Harder (who, costumed as a giant hot dog, entered to the doo-wop strains of the Oscar Mayer Wiener theme), Dangrrr Doll stripped off her armor,… Read more »

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