Thu 5 May | 8pm | £18 / £17 Under 16s
Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi (The Capulets and Montagues)
Experience the most tragic love story of all time. Two star-crossed lovers – Romeo and Juliet – find their worlds ripped apart amongst criminal warfare and bitter resentment, against the backdrop of Italy’s bloody gang rivalry. Witness how their all-consuming passion tries to survive amidst violence, hatred and vicious grievances.
“You talk about vengeance. Is vengeance going to bring your son back to you…”
Bellini's classic bel-canto opera is brought to life in an intense chamber production by the critically acclaimed Pop-Up Opera, sung in Italian with English captions.
Directed by James Hurley.
Musical Direction by Berrak Dyer
Produced by Fiona Johnston & Kate McStraw
About Pop-Up Opera:
Pop-up Opera is an innovative professional touring opera company dedicated to making opera enjoyable and inviting, without losing the quality of musical performance. They broaden the appeal of opera and challenge the way it’s traditionally performed, by taking it into unusual spaces and making it fun, fresh and intimate.
The production is adapted to each new space they go into, making every performance unique. Performances showcase exciting new operatic talent; this piece presents five professional opera singers accompanied by a live pianist to bring you Bellini’s beautiful score.
Pop-Up Opera aim to bring pleasure to those who are hesitant about opera, as well as to dedicated opera lovers; to 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.
“A two-hour explosion of beautiful music, top-class singing, and exceptional acting… I honestly cannot imagine anyone, of any age or class or tastes, who would have been bored or unmoved.” The Times
“If any group can make opera converts, this one can” Broadway Baby
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