21 episodes

Aqua Net & Funyuns is a podcast of five different operas connected by dozens of hidden Easter Eggs. Each episode highlights the cliff-hanger nature of serial narratives by alternating between all five operas in “round-robin” style. The serial episodes tell compelling stories with vocals, instruments and immersive sound design.

Another One Bites
A high school student ditches an anti-drug assembly to smoke pot and hides from a cop in a porta-potty—which becomes a portal to a parallel universe.

Arkana Aquarium
A widowed janitor at an aquarium becomes convinced his wife has been reincarnated. As the newly acquired fish.

Beauty Shot
What starts out as a simple trim turns into a murderous trial of infidelity at a quiet hair salon in Kansas.

Ships That Pass
When Alden discovers that his deceased mother authored queer fanfiction, he reexamines his high school memories and his reluctance to tell her about his own queer identity.

The Understudy
An opera company hires a private eye to go undercover as an understudy to a soprano.

Brought to you by Experiments in Opera.

Aqua Net & Funyuns Experiments in Opera

    • Fiction
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

Aqua Net & Funyuns is a podcast of five different operas connected by dozens of hidden Easter Eggs. Each episode highlights the cliff-hanger nature of serial narratives by alternating between all five operas in “round-robin” style. The serial episodes tell compelling stories with vocals, instruments and immersive sound design.

Another One Bites
A high school student ditches an anti-drug assembly to smoke pot and hides from a cop in a porta-potty—which becomes a portal to a parallel universe.

Arkana Aquarium
A widowed janitor at an aquarium becomes convinced his wife has been reincarnated. As the newly acquired fish.

Beauty Shot
What starts out as a simple trim turns into a murderous trial of infidelity at a quiet hair salon in Kansas.

Ships That Pass
When Alden discovers that his deceased mother authored queer fanfiction, he reexamines his high school memories and his reluctance to tell her about his own queer identity.

The Understudy
An opera company hires a private eye to go undercover as an understudy to a soprano.

Brought to you by Experiments in Opera.

    Arkana Aquarium, Act III

    Arkana Aquarium, Act III

    Libretto by Annie-Sage Whitehurst; Music by Michi Wiancko; Eric McKeever as Arthur; Rachel Doehring as Audrey; Rocky Duval as Margaret; Joanie Brittingham as Isabel; The Fish Chorus - Kamala Sankaram, Eliza Bonet, Brandon Snook, and Joshua Jeremiah; Dmitry Glivinskiy (pn and md); Jeanann Dara (vla, vln); Jeff Hudgins (rds); Drew Fleming (gtr); Pat Swoboda (b); Cara Ehlenfeldt, sound design; Jeff Cook, mixing.

    • 9 min
    Arkana Aquarium, Act II

    Arkana Aquarium, Act II

    Libretto by Annie-Sage Whitehurst; Music by Michi Wiancko; Eric McKeever as Arthur; Rachel Doehring as Audrey; Rocky Duval as Margaret; Joanie Brittingham as Isabel; The Fish Chorus - Kamala Sankaram, Eliza Bonet, Brandon Snook, and Joshua Jeremiah; Dmitry Glivinskiy (pn and md); Jeanann Dara (vla, vln); Jeff Hudgins (rds); Drew Fleming (gtr); Pat Swoboda (b); Cara Ehlenfeldt, sound design; Jeff Cook, mixing.

    • 9 min
    Arkana Aquarium, Act I

    Arkana Aquarium, Act I

    Libretto by Annie-Sage Whitehurst; Music by Michi Wiancko; Eric McKeever as Arthur; Rachel Doehring as Audrey; Rocky Duval as Margaret; Joanie Brittingham as Isabel; The Fish Chorus - Kamala Sankaram, Eliza Bonet, Brandon Snook, and Joshua Jeremiah; Dmitry Glivinskiy (pn and md); Jeanann Dara (vla, vln); Jeff Hudgins (rds); Drew Fleming (gtr); Pat Swoboda (b); Cara Ehlenfeldt, sound design; Jeff Cook, mixing.

    • 6 min
    Beauty Shot, Act III

    Beauty Shot, Act III

    Libretto by Daniel Shepard; Music by Tariq Al-Sabir; Joanie Brittingham as Karen; Rachel Doehring as Lucy; Rocky Duval as Tonya; Eliza Bonet as June; Dmitry Glivinskiy (pn and md); Jeanann Dara (vla, vln); Jeff Hudgins (rds) ; Drew Fleming (gtr); Pat Swoboda (b) ; Tariq Al-Sabir, drum machine; Cara Ehlenfeldt, sound design; Jeff Cook, mixing.

    • 8 min
    Beauty Shot, Act II

    Beauty Shot, Act II

    Libretto by Daniel Shepard; Music by Tariq Al-Sabir; Joanie Brittingham as Karen; Rachel Doehring as Lucy; Rocky Duval as Tonya; Eliza Bonet as June; Dmitry Glivinskiy (pn and md); Jeanann Dara (vla, vln); Jeff Hudgins (rds) ; Drew Fleming (gtr); Pat Swoboda (b) ; Tariq Al-Sabir, drum machine; Cara Ehlenfeldt, sound design; Jeff Cook, mixing.

    • 4 min
    Beauty Shot, Act I

    Beauty Shot, Act I

    Libretto by Daniel Shepard; Music by Tariq Al-Sabir; Joanie Brittingham as Karen; Rachel Doehring as Lucy; Rocky Duval as Tonya; Eliza Bonet as June; Dmitry Glivinskiy (pn and md); Jeanann Dara (vla, vln); Jeff Hudgins (rds) ; Drew Fleming (gtr); Pat Swoboda (b) ; Tariq Al-Sabir, drum machine; Cara Ehlenfeldt, sound design; Jeff Cook, mixing.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Rach Doe ,

Best new genre

I love the combination of styles in this cool series!! The sound design and effects are such a creative compliment to the vocal storytelling. Such a fun listen, and totally engaging. Love being able to listen to opera this way... More podcast operas, please! 🙌

wurlitherapy ,

Nice work, EiO!

I really loved this podcast opera collaboration. I found it so unique (I love the special use of background sounds within some of the scores, in particular) and wonderful. The artistry of everyone involved is impressive. Bravo!

CaptainDarts ,

So genius!

This is some of the most fun opera and fiction podcasting I have heard possible ever. I also can't get the theme song out of my head. I love it!

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