When: 4th March – 8th April 2017
Where: Various venues in the UK
£: Ticket prices vary depending on the venue (see below)
What is it?
For Spring 2017, Pop-Up are reviving their first ‘tragic’ opera, staged to great acclaim in 2016.
Pop-Up’s version of I Capuleti e I Montecchi (sung in Italian with English captions) conjures an atmospheric and intimate environment that places spectators at the heart of Bellini’s moving love story.
With their signature ‘Silent Movie’ captions, Pop-Up embrace the unique spaces in which they perform, driven by Bellini’s enchanting score. Well-established on the touring opera circuit, the company adapt their operas to each individual venue, making every performance unique.
This is the most tragic love story of all time, where two star-crossed lovers – Romeo and Juliet – find their worlds ripped apart against a backdrop of Italy’s bloody family feuds and gang rivalry. Witness how their all-consuming passion tries to survive amidst violence, hatred and vicious grievances. Bellini’s classic bel-canto opera is brought to life in an intense chamber production by the Pop-Up Opera.
The combination of unique venues, along with an informal atmosphere and engaging productions, offers a greater connection to the singers and the music, something even seasoned opera-goers often miss. So why not pop in, to the Pop-up Opera?
Tour dates are as follows:
Off Quay, East London, 7th March at 7.30pm (£15)
Farrington Hall, Port Regis School, Dorset, 9th March at 7.30pm (£28 – includes glass of wine)
Shelley Theatre, Bournemouth, 11th March at 7.30pm (£17.50/£15)
Teignmouth United Reformed Church, Teignmouth Festival, 12th March at 7.30pm (£15/£12)
Spirella Ballroom, Letchworth, 18th March at 7.30pm (£20/£16)
The Vaults, London, 20th – 23rd March at 7.30pm (£20)
Black Mountains Barns, Hereford, 25th March at 7.30pm (£30/£15)
Hillside Brewery, Longhope, 26th March at 7.30pm (£25 – includes a drink)
Asylum, Peckham, 2nd April at 5pm (£20)
Thames Tunnel Shaft, London, 4th – 5th April at 7.30pm (£20)
Freshwater Memorial Hall, West Wight Arts, Isle of Wight, 8th April at 7pm (£12.50/£2)