OperaUpClose: Opera Cocktail

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Date and time: 
Friday 23 March | Doors open 7.00pm
Cutty Sark, Sammy Ofer gallery
Cutty Sark Theatre

Classics shaken with wit, stirred with drama and served with a contemporary twist OperaUpClose present some of opera’s best loved arias, duets and ensembles underneath Cutty Sark's gleaming hull.

OperaUpClose are leading an artistic revolution - SUNDAY TIMES

Olivier Award winning OperaUpClose present some of opera’s best loved arias, duets and ensembles in a fun, modern setting. Performed in witty new English translations and beautifully acted in the company’s engaging, intimate style, this evening includes Musetta’s aria from La Bohème, Carmen’s sexy Habanera, and the drinking song from La Traviata.

These popular tunes are performed by a quartet of some of the best opera singers in the UK and accompanied by a virtuosic pianist.

Striking music theatre of considerable integrity and force - GUARDIAN

A huge artistic success - NEW YORK TIMES

OperaUpClose are returning for the fourth time to Cutty Sark's Sammy Ofer Gallery! Enjoy the highlights of their work in their Opera Cocktail in the unique theatre space beneath the suspended hull of a 148 year old tea clipper.

Curious about the inner workings of this Olivier winning company, or perhaps about opera's rich history? This event will include the chance to attend a Q&A with the cast of OperaUpClose after the performance - have your questions at the ready!

19.00-19.45 Cutty Sark Cafe/Bar is open

19.45-20.30 Act One

20.30-20.50 Interval

20.50-21.30 Act Two

21.30-22.00 Q&A session with OperaUpClose