Focus Group LLC

Focus Group LLC is an experimental opera ensemble formed in 2016 by Ethan T. Parcell.

Its members are: Hannah Bureau, Rebekah Dotzel, Eric Hollander, Ethan T. Parcell, Kenan Serenbetz, and Alec Watson.

In 2018, Focus Group LLC recorded and released WORLD RECORD, an opera in three acts.

WORLD RECORD is an opera about a singer in the Midwest concerned with the past, present and future of world records. It is a piece about creation myth, perfect performance, natural disasters, retirement communities, youth culture, false promise, birth reckoning, and metal theft. It is told in 27 songs, and on recording, 3 phone calls.

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Alec Watson, piano
Hannah Bureau, violin
Bekah Dotzel, cello
Eric Hollander, viola
Ethan T. Parcell, voice
Kenan Serenbetz, harmonium