Sado Opera (DE)
Inspired by Parliament Funkadelic, Prince and
OPERA hail from St. Petersburg. Now based in Berlin, this queer collective
has become one of the city’s most provocative and eccentric music imports.
The legendary US talk show host Conan O’Brien selected SADO OPERA as a musical symbol of Berlin and joined them onstage for his TV special about the German capital.
The resident band of Salon – Zur wilden Renate – one of Berlin’s most notorious nightclubs – SADO OPERA also play shows across Europe, spreading their message of unrestrained, gender-fluid love.
Naturally, there’s been a whole lot of attention from various corners of the press too, with interviews ranging from the BBC Music to Gay Times Magazine and PinkNews exploring the band’s relationship with Russia, Berlin, and beyond.
One of the prevailing themes in the SADO OPERA philosophy is inclusivity, and the band talk passionately about queer visibility. For them, serious political action and serious fun can – and should co-exist. Their songs offer a mix of disco, boogie and electro-funk fused into a high energy live show experience.