Holiday Ex-Lover


a new music video by Outcalls and UrbanArias

featured on the holiday album

from the

Decameron Opera Coalition

watch the hour-long holiday video album on Aïris for $15

STREAMING from December 2, 2022


UrbanArias has commissioned Baltimore-based Outcalls (starring UA favorites Melissa Wimbish and Britt Olsen-Ecker) to write a holiday song, Holiday Ex-Lover.

This project is a collaboration with the award-winning Decameron Opera Coalition – a group of “indie” opera companies from across the country who have participated in a yearly digital opera project since 2020.

With eight newly-commissioned songs, and a series of connecting skits featuring tipsy carolers, the DOC has assembled a witty and fun take on holiday madness.

UrbanArias’ contribution is a pop/opera song by Outcalls, with a slow, seductive beat. And who needs a traditional holiday song when you can tell a story about the dudes you dated and dumped in December instead??

Directed by Genevieve de Mahy

Filmed by Jabari Jefferson of Mass Comm Guru Productions


Roxane Wehking, guitars

Justin Kruger, drums

and Rosanna Butterfield, cello

Produced by Robert Wood and UrbanArias

Production Direction and Art by Jess Rassp

This project was supported, in part, by the Arlington Arts Commission, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Led by Britt Olsen-Ecker and Melissa Wimbish, Outcalls    uses operatic influence to create pop music that refreshes and refines the structures of songwriting. The vocal power and performance prowess of this collaborative duo summons legends like Kate Bush, Donna Summer, Carole King, and Diana Ross.

Outcalls has toured throughout the United States and Canada. They have opened for national acts such as Wolf Parade, Chicano Batman, Khruangbin, Robyn Hitchcock, and Y La Bamba. Their 2018 single “Keep Falling Over” was voted the #1 Song of 2018 by 89.7 WTMD radio listeners. “A unique style of genre-defying music… Outcalls is a sight to behold.” -Earmilk

Genevieve de Mahy is an multi-disciplinary artist working in theatre and live performance, video, and audio storytelling. She works primarily as a director, performer, writer, and interviewer. Through interviews and facilitating workshops in story sharing and other theatrical mediums, she cultivates connectivity between and within communities. She is the Artistic Director and a co-founder of Single Carrot Theatre in Baltimore, MD and mother of two.

Jabari Jefferson is a passionate filmmaker with the drive to tell stories that embody inclusivity, innovation, and authenticity. Mr. Jefferson is a proud graduate of Delaware State University, Class of 18′, where he studied Mass Communications. There, he took the lead in filming promotional videos for campus organizations like the Student Government Administration, Divine Nine Greek organizations, and served as a studio technician at WDSU-TV, Delaware State University’s closed-network TV station.
Upon graduation, Mr. Jefferson started his video production company, Mass Comm Guru Productions, where he works full-time in the commercial-video industry. For the past four years, his company has filmed a plethora of videos for a number of clients in a variety of industries such as non-profits, creative agencies, educational institutes, government agencies, and many more.