Touring tragedy: Pop-Up Opera's I Capuleti e i MontecchiNews
Pop-Up Opera is a touring company that’s passionate about bringing fully-staged productions around the UK, cast with young professional singers at the start of their operatic careers. They adapt eagerly to unconvential venues, like boats, wineries, and caverns; the novel performance spaces let Pop-Up Opera “open the hidden door to this art form and make even more seasoned opera goers feel like they have been given a secret backstage pass.”
In March and April, Pop-Up Opera revives their first tragic opera, Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi. The production, sung in Italian and featuring “silent movie-style” English captions, heads across the southern UK, including stops at London’s The Vaults, March 20-23.
“Experimenting with a tragedy is a new direction away from comedy and has been very exciting for us,” says Clementine Lovell, Artistic Director of Pop-Up Opera. “Bringing the thrilling drama and heartbrekaing tragedy of this piece into these intimate and atmospheric spaces has presented a new way of engaging our audiences and created something quite visceral.”
Touring performances run from March 7th to Apri 8th, 2017. For dates, locations, and tickets, click here.