soUNDvideo: leaked embassy cable opera


Below you’ll find two videos of the third guerrilla opera:

MR SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (Prozac for your AntiSec).

They were both recorded on a smartphone and edited with basic editing software.

The first is a 15’17” documentation of the opera: ¬†approx. 1 clip per 30 min. of the opera.

The second, B Side, is a much shorter clip–one of my favorite moments of the opera.






soUNDtangent: MR SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (Prozac for your AntiSec)

you’re invited to sing with us in the third guerrilla opera of SF Guerrilla Opera:

MR SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (Prozac for your AntiSec)

Here’s the full invitation:


Dear Friends,

You are invited to sing on July 12 in SF Guerrilla Opera’s adaptation of the film classic: MR SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (Prozac for your AntiSec).

Feel free to come by and sing with us
at any time
for as long as you’d like.

Here’s the score:


MR SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (Prozac for your AntiSec):

1. At 7am on the 12th, the SF Guerrilla Opera company arrives in front of the Phillip Burton Federal Building (450 Golden Gate Ave) with 500 pages of leaked US Embassy cables (librettos).

2. We sing from these librettos until 7pm that night.


That’s it!


1. It’s no coincidence that Tuesday is also the first day of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing in the UK.

2. This is a celebration of open, healthy communication, information, honesty, art, poetry, and whatever else you want it to be.

3. “Singing” is completely open to interpretation. As always, the only Guerrilla Opera direction is to sing only as feels right in the moment–with no pre-planned stage direction or acting.

3. Contact Tom Comitta for any questions. Refer his Twitter account (@TomComitta) on Tuesday for on-location updates.

Until Tuesday!

All our best,

SF Guerrilla Opera