Wednesday 6 March 2013

Popping up near you

Pop-Up Opera at Broome Cider Farm, Herefordshire, L'elisir d'amore (courtesy of Pop-Up Opera and Robert Anderson)
L'elisir d'amore - Pop-Up Opera at Broome Cider Farm, Herefordshire (courtesy of Pop-Up Opera and Robert Anderson)
Pop-Up Opera are popping up again around the UK in their Spring tour, with revivals of their productions of Donizetti's comedies L'elisir d'amore and Don Pasquale. Founded in a Herefordshire barn in 2010 by Clementine Lovell, the company takes their intimate and lively productions around the UK performing in unusual venues. This year they will be performing in an underground shaft at the Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe and 100 foot underground in Clearwell Caves in the Forest of Dean.

A cast of young professionals is directed by Darren Royston with James Henshaw as musical director. Both operas will be sung in Italian. Their season runs from 14 April to 12 May. Further information from the Pop-up Opera website and you can catch their taster video on YouTube.

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