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 BREAKING NEWS  March 11, 2020

Zombie Opera Soundtracks Available!

Ten years old now and we still can’t get the tunes out of our heads;) Did you know you can buy the soundtrack to our opera online? Yep you sure can! Tracks and full collections of both our “Studio Album” and “Bootleg Premiere” are both available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and more! Visit our Merchandise page for links! Also stay tuned for updates later this year on digital/downloadable videos of our 2010 Premiere AND 2011 final performance becoming available!

 BREAKING NEWS  March 8, 2020

Watch our Horror Realm show online!

Unable to make it to Horror Realm TODAY to catch our special 10 year celebratory music set? We are planning to stream it live today at 1:30pm EST. Stay Tuned to our Facebook Page for the link!

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 BREAKING NEWS  March 2, 2020

Special Performance at Horror Realm 2020!

Zombie Opera Fans attending Horror Realm this year at the Crowne Plaza, will be able to join us for a special celebration of our 10-Year-Anniversary of our show’s premiere as we perform excerpts from our show at 1:30 PM, Sunday, March 8th in the Allegheny Room. Read the rest of this entry ?

 BREAKING NEWS  September 8, 2019

Horror Realm 2020!!!

Save the Date: On March 6-8th we are returning to our ol’ haunting grounds, Horror Realm Con! We will be doing…’something’ to help promote our upcoming Ten Year Anniversary! (oh wow… was all that fake blood only nine years ago?!?) Some kind of performance and shennigans are most likely going to occur at Horror Realm.. plus our fancy schmancy and gorey merch table.

Save the date and stay tuned for details!

 BREAKING NEWS  July 19, 2019

Felty Fan Memories

‪Zopera creators Bonnie Bogovich and Liz Rishel cruising around town today, and this lovely doll made by #TZOFans (our “unofficial official” fan club) is still in Liz’s car, ready and waiting for our ten year birthday shennanigans next fall! #hype #zombie #opera #2020 #Pittsburgh#zombieopera

 BREAKING NEWS  January 2, 2019

“Engaging Fandoms” at MAGfest

We are excited to have Zombie Opera Artistic Directors/Co-Creators Bonnie Bogovich, Liz Rishel, and ‘zombie safety’ cartoonist Marjorie Rishel, presenting “Engaging Fandoms:  Crafting Stories for an Established Audiences” at Super MAGFest 2019 this Friday, Jan 4th in National Harbor, MD.  They will dive into the creative process, and lessons learned, from writing operas and musicals based on existing themes, fandoms, & more!

 BREAKING NEWS  August 9, 2017

Undead make a comeback with Dracula


Bonnie and Liz have teamed up once more along with Zombie Opera’s Rock Bottom liason, Gwen Schmidt, and fellow musicians Sean Lenhart, and Judy Kirby to awaken a new undead project.  Not zombies, this time, but vampires!  The team are producing a new podcast radio play version on Bram Stoker’s beloved Gothic Victorian masterpiece, Dracula.  This radio play features a full cast of characters, sound effects, and spooky 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.

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 BREAKING NEWS  January 26, 2017

Song Cycle – History of Video Games

Screen Shot 2017-01-26 at 2.39.02 PMMore operatic happenings from members of our Zombie Opera team, Bonnie Bogovich collaborated on a recent album by Materia Collective, “Song Cycle: History of Video Games”. This special recording project features reimaginations of classic video game melodies “through game history” arranged for ‘recital-stylized’ voice and piano (with sheet music available as well!)

Bonnie worked on the melodies and lyrics three tracks:

  • “Home” from Fez – piano by Joel Everett, vocals by Laura Intravia
  • “Cohen’s Masterpiece” from Bioshock – piano by Joel Everett, vocals by John Robert Matz
  • “What a Deal on this Plot” based on “Grasswalk” from Plants versus Zombies – piano by Ben Wallace and vocals by Doug Perry

Materia Collective’s “SONG CYCLE: The History of Video Games”

 BREAKING NEWS  October 6, 2016

Remembering Sam Nicotero

nicotero1006-joe-nicotero-obituaryToday, we salute and bid farewell to Sam Nicotero, who passed away on Monday, October 2nd. Sam was our original stage zombie in the debut of Evenings in Quarantine: The Zombie Opera, in 2010. Sam had an impressive history of working with horror projects, both film and stage, and was a great asset to Pittsburgh. We know his passing will be felt by the community as a whole. Witty, funny, and very engaged in his involvement, we will miss you, Sam.

Samuel Nicotero (July 6, 1941 – Oct. 3, 2016)
“North Side actor cultivated creativity in his family” – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

 BREAKING NEWS  July 31, 2016

Angela lives again… as a Princess!

13726672_638696191538_3743921793879745616_nEmily Swora, who originated the Zombie Opera role “Angela: the party girl” will be performing the role of ‘Princess Peach’ in “Laser Eyes: The Mario Opera” an original musical about Nintendo’s Mario. The performance will be followed by a ballet with a Terminator 2 theme. Should be quite an exciting evening for many fanbases! Get tickets and learn more here