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    October 15 - November 13, 2010



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    For Halloween 2010, ethos, in association with VORTEX Repertory Company, announces the long-awaited revival of Vampyress by Chad Salvata, at The VORTEX.


    Vampyress is based on the true story of Erzsebet Bathori, “The Bloody Countess”. This award-winning opera is a tale of horror, murder, and magic, created by ethos composer and Artistic Director, Chad Salvata. Born in 16th-century Hungary, Bathori murdered hundreds of young women and bathed in their blood in order to sustain her youth and beauty. This historical figure has been both vilified and honored over the centuries. Salvata’s embellishment of her notorious downfall produces a powerful and mysterious work of storytelling.



    Vampyress received accolades when it debuted at The VORTEX in 2005, including winning B. Iden Payne Awards for Outstanding Original Score (Chad Salvata), Outstanding Lead Actress (Melissa Vogt-Patterson), and Outstanding Supporting Actress (Betsy McCann). Vogt-Patterson and McCann reprise their award-winning roles as Erzebet and her lover Stephan. Also featuring Mindy Rast, Chelsea Manasseri, kt Shorb, Krysta Gonzales, and Sharan Shively.


    Directed by Bonnie Cullum. Lighting Design by Jason Amato. Scenic Design by Ann Marie Gordon. Costume Design by Talena Martinez. Sound Design by Roy Taylor. PR Photograph by Kenny Gall.


    This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division. Produced in association with VORTEX Repertory Company.


    The VORTEX

    2307 Manor Road
    Austin, TX 78722

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    Admission Info:


    $30-$25 Priority Seating, $20-$15 General Admission, $10 Starving Artists

    Thursdays and Sundays 2-for-1 admission with donation of 2 non-perishable food items for SafePlace. Limited seating. Advanced purchase recommended.

    General Day and Time Info:

    Thursday-Sunday at 8pm

    Phone: 512-478-LAVA (5282)

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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    • Event Name: Vampyress
      3.5 out of 5 stars rating "Delightfully Outrageous"
      Review posted by: road warrior from, Oct 21, 2010

      Had some great fun at the Vortex. Bloody good fun. Thanks to some amazing spectacle from every angle. Wow, performers who can really sing!! And lots of blood. My only issue was that I missed 50%... Expand

    • Event Name: Vampyress
      4.5 out of 5 stars rating "Beautiful music lures you into an evil tale"
      Review posted by: Laura from Liberty Hill, TX , Oct 19, 2010

      I have two big complaints about Vampyress. The first is that there were often times when it was hard to hear the lyrics and made some of the finer points in the plot hard to follow. The second is... Expand

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