When: 22nd September – 23rd November 2018
Where: Across the UK
£: Ticket prices vary, depending on the event
What is it?
Pop-Up Opera return this autumn with a reimagining of Bizet’s famous masterpiece La Tragédie de Carmen. Pop-Up Opera will be appearing in some unusual locations across the UK, including museums, gin distilleries, breweries, and historic buildings.
In 1981, Peter Brook collaborated with composer Marius Constant to reimagine Bizet’s emotive opera, and now, Pop-Up Opera will stage this stripped back incarnation. Sung in French with Pop-Up Opera’s signature ‘silent movie’ captions in English, this dark and thrilling piece may not always be as you expect.
Pop-Up Opera’s retelling of this intense and tragic tale follows the four key multi-faceted characters in a thought-provoking drama of unhinged love and jealousy. Actions are not without consequences and the stark reality of the repercussions for Don José are laid bare as the story unfolds in a series of his tormented flashbacks.
Pop-Up Opera continue to challenge the perception of opera and bring it to the next generation. With their combination of unique venues and cast of singers, this innovative opera company consistently capture the essence of this incredible refined and raw art form. Peter Brook’s fascinating and experimental ethos perfectly complements Pop-Up Opera’s passionate approach to staging relevant and exhilarating opera.
Pop-Up Opera will be popping up at some unusual locations including Hayman’s Distillery in Balham, the Brunel Museum, Thames Tunnel Shaft in London, the Minack Theatre in Penzance, Beaulieu Abbey in Hampshire, Anne of Cleves Barn in Essex, Lancaster Brewery, and Grittleton Village Hall in Wiltshire.