Marcy Richardson, aka OperaGaga, is "The Singing Aerialist." Described by Theater Mania as a performer who is "worth the price of admission alone" (Nutcracker Rouge-Company XIV), she is known around the world for her work in Acrobatic Pole, Lyra, Aerial Silks, and Burlesque.

She has appeared in many of New York City's premiere entertainment spots for variety shows and burlesque, including Théâtre XIV, Duane Park, The Slipper Room, House of Yes, DROM, Dixon Place, Sid Gold's Request Room, Zavo NYC, Capitale, Secret Loft NYC and Le Poisson Rougeand has brought the art of marrying opera and aerial arts to opera and entertainment companies worldwide, including Company XIV, Virginia Opera, SpiegelworldShien ArtistsHot Box GirlsCirque Central Entertainment, Aera Dance, Schtick-a-pole-in-it, Secret Circus, The Curiosity Cabinet, and Busch Gardens Williamsburg. With over 20 years of voice training and experience on the operatic stage & 8 years of pole and aerial training, she got her start in the air as a competitive pole dancer, and is the 2014 Pole Sport Organization National Level 4 Championship winner. She most recently took home the 2018 Dora Mavor Moore Award  for Best Female Performance in an opera for her aerial and vocal portrayal of Amour in Gluck's Orphée with Against the Grain Theater, a co-production with Opera Columbus

She has performed with Company XIV in their last three seasons of off-broadway productions, which include Nutcracker RougeBoylesque Bullfight, XIVariéte, Paris, Snow White, and Cinderella. Upcoming performances include reprising her role as the Matador in Company XIV's extension of Boylesque Bullfight and her fourth year as a cast member of Nutcracker Rouge. She can also be seen at Duane Park performing in their monthly opera show, The Operatic Tease, as well as additional shows several times a month as a featured aerialist. 

She is available for both ambient and featured aerial performances, including singing and aerial combined or only aerial. Additionally, she excels in aerial champagne service (pouring upside down from the air for special events) and is also available for specialty acts incorporating burlesque feather fans, burlesque while singing opera or operatic pop covers, and go-go for nightlife entertainment. For more information, contact Marcy HERE

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Singing in Aerial Hoop

Soprano and aerialist Marcy Richardson sings an operatic cover of Sia's chandelier in French LIVE while performing in Lyra at the same time as the character "champagne" in Nutcracker Rouge with Company XIV at the Minetta Lane Theater.

Opera singer and aerialist Marcy Richardson as Amour in Gluck's Orphée et Eurydice with Opera Columbus and Against the Grain Theater

Marcy Richardson performs an opera cover of "Yellow" by Coldplay in aerial hoop with Steven Trumon Gray & Allison Ulrich-Company XIV Nutcracker Rouge Dec 2017

Soprano and singing aerialist Marcy Richardson sings Lascia ch'io Pianga from Rinaldo by Handel in aerial hoop (Lyra) Company XIV-XIVariété 2018 Bushwick NYC

Soprano and aerialist Marcy Richardson singing Amour in lyra, aerial hoop, Gluck's Orphée et Eurydice with Opera Columbus and Against the Grain Theater


Singing and pole dance

Soprano and pole dancer Marcy Richardson plays a wicked stepsister in Cinderella by Company XIV, currently running off Broadway until Nov 15 2015. Here she sings Jewel song from Faust and pole dances in one shoe in an acrobatic pole comedy number in hopes of wooing the prince so he will see if cinderella's shoe fits.

Marcy Richardson as Athena sings a soprano cover of adele's "Skyfall" live while performing an acrobatic pole routine. From Company XIV's "Paris!" at the Irondale Theater Nov 2016

Aerial silks

Aerialist Marcy Richardson performs in Silks with live band at the Tres Leches Show at Duane Park on NYC's lower east side-Feb 2018

Singing and Burlesque Showgirl

Tassels & assels-Soprano Marcy Richardson, Burlesque performance and singing live-soprano version of "call me maybe" (Post modern jukebox cover) Company XIV, XIVariété 2018 Bushwick NYC

Singing Showgirl Act-Soprano Marcy Richardson sings an operatic French cover of Sia's "chandelier"-One World Observatory

Aerial Hoop/Lyra

Aerialist Marcy Richardson performs in the Bacchanale-Samson & Delilah-Virginia Opera 2017

Aerialist Marcy Richardson Lyra aerial hoop act-Duane Park, NYC, vocals by Cunio

Allison Schuster & Marcy Richardson Lyra Duo-Company XIV at the Slipper Room NYC

Pole-Nightclub Sexy Heels freestyle

Ambiant pole performing-nightclub/sexy pole in heels style

Pole-Artistic Theatrical

Marcy Richardson pole dances to her recording of Handel's Se mi rivolgo al prato from the opera "Orlando" with the Operamission Handel Band. Video produced by Joshua South Photography

Marcy Richardson-Pole Dancer Highlights from Competition and more

Aerial Silks