Operus' world class performance style is a cross breed of a metal band with the dramatic performance of theatre that come together to produce a unique sound and thrilling live show.
Formed by four professional musicians, Operus' depth comes from the vast musical experience each member brings with them. From extensive studio time, to worldwide performances in metal bands, chamber enmsembles and the stages of musical theatre.
Operus has come for all metalheads and music lovers around the globe.
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The combined musical knowledge in Operus comes from decades of intense dedication to music with University and Masters Degrees, Royal Conservatory of Music certifications and first-hand experience from performing live across North and South America, Europe, and Asia.
These experiences from the band members include well known ensembles such as Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Robin Howe), Annihilator (Oscar Rangel), Vital Remains (Dean Paul Arnold), Skull Fist (J.J. Tartaglia), and leading roles in professional theatrical productions such as Jukebox Hero and Beauty & the Beast (David Michael Moote).
Operus has brought their world class performance to such great stages as Wacken in Germany and the main stage of Hell and Heaven in Mexico in addition to opening for power metal heavy hitters Sonata Arctica and the Rhapsody Reunion Tour.
In 2015 Operus recorded and produced their debut EP, “Opus I”, which was followed by their debut full length album "Cenotaph" recorded at Silver Wings Studios, Montreal in early 2017. Cenotaph was released worldwide on October 13, 2017 through Dark Star Records in Association with MVD Entertainment and Sony Music.
In 2019 Operus returned to Silver Wings Studios to begin recording their second full length album, "Score of Nightmares", released on June 19, 2020 through Pride & Joy Records.
In 2022 Operus unveiled a new line up after bidding farewell to JJ Tartaglia, Robin Howe and Dean Arnold in good terms as well as welcoming Alexis Von Kraven to the ranks.
Shortly after the band's return to the stage since the beginning of the pandemic is revealed.
Alexis Von Kraven
David Michael Moote
Photo by Matthew Bennett