Pop-up Opera presents Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto (The Secret Marriage)

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When:
6th June 2017 @ 19:30 – 22:00 Europe/London Timezone
2017-06-06T19:30:00+01:00
2017-06-06T22:00:00+01:00
Where:
Thames Tunnle Shaft (Brunel Museum)
Railway Ave
London SE16
UK
Cost:
£20 / £25 / £28 -·30 + booking fee
Contact:
Pop-up Opera
7792377106

Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto (The Secret Marriage)

Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto tells the story of a rich Italian businessman attempts to marry off one of his daughters to a mad English toff with disastrous results. One of the most successful comic operas of the late eighteenth century, Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto is about following your heart and makes for a perfect summer opera filled with our special Pop-up Opera humour, sparkle and fun. Packed with tunes and matrimonial mayhem, the opera’s premiere in Vienna was the occasion of the longest encore in operatic history; Leopold II was so delighted that he ordered supper served to the company and the entire opera repeated immediately after!

One of our favourite venues to perform in, this atmospheric, underground tunnel shaft is one of our most popular events each season for a totally unique experience!

Performing here Tuesday 6th June or Wednesday 7th June 2017 at 7.30pm –advanced booking recommended as this venue has always previously sold out!

Tickets are priced at £20, or £28 to include a cocktail at the Midnight Apothecary Garden with the added treat of being able to drink delicious cocktails and toast marshmallows round the fire.

  Tickets available here

 




Richard Davenport Cosi fan Tutte at Brunel Museum

The venue: The Thames Tunnel Shaft

The company’s favourite venues to perform in, this atmospheric, underground tunnel shaft is one of our most popular events each season for a totally unique experience! With the added treat of being able to drink delicious cocktails and toast marshmallows round the fire afterwards in the beautiful Midnight Apothecary Cocktail Garden, on site.

Part of the fascinating Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe, this place is like an extraordinary underground cathedral. The performance area is an incredible cylindrical shaft built by Brunel as pedestrian entrance to the Thames Tunnel. This is a unique and atmospheric show. New improved access by ramp and full height doorway gives to a staircase down to the lower chamber. A viewing platform high inside the shaft offers balcony seating for a limited number of people: priority given to those with impaired mobility or using a wheelchair. Serving delicious cocktails before the performance and during the interval in the museum’s Midnight Apothecary Garden. Not to be missed! Please note, this venue is underground and the temperature may be cool, so bring a sweater.

Facilities at this venue include:

  • Toilets in the main museum
  • Museum
  • Cafe & Midnight Apothecary pop up bar

Please note that the temperature in the tunnel shaft may be cool, so bring some warm clothes. If you have a problem with stairs please let the company know and they can book you seats in the high level viewing platform.

 

Pop-up Opera, the company

Pop Up Opera LogoPop-up Opera is an innovative touring opera company dedicated to making opera enjoyable and inviting, without losing the quality of musical performance. They aim to broaden the appeal of opera and to challenge the way opera is performed, by taking it into unusual spaces and making it fun, fresh and intimate.

Their productions are fully staged, then adapted to each new space we go into, making every performance unique. Performances showcase exciting new operatic talent, professional opera singers in the first stage of promising careers. They 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.

The venues are an important part of what they create. The company takes their productions beyond just the traditional theatres and informal pubs: a boat made of scrap metal, a restored Victorian poorhouse, a cylindrical shaft beneath the Thames, a cider barn, a winery and even 100 ft underground in candlelit caverns. In these extraordinary venues, the music, storytelling and the electrifying performances of the singers have our audiences enthralled.

  www.popupopera.co.uk

"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"

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