Following on from presenting their very first tragedy, Pop-Up Opera has announced that it will be returning to comedy for their Summer season. 

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Challenging the different ways in which opera can be performed, Pop-Up Opera will present Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia in a number of unusual spaces to create an intimate performance for audiences.

Witness razor-sharp timing as the ever resourceful barber, Figaro, tries to help the young Count Almaviva win the hand of the beautiful Rosina, out of love rather than for his wealth. Soon the pair set about to produce many disguises for the count, and thus the farce ensues…!

This comic opera is given a ‘make-under’ thanks to James Hurley’s unfussy staging, that will expose the characters like they have never been exposed before.

The production will visit some new and exciting venues including Leeds Castle, , the Spirella Ballroom at Letchworth (the building used to be the Spirella Corset Factory in Victoria and Broome Farm (where Pop-Up opera began).

Company Director Clementine Lovell said: ” This is exciting for us as it really embraces the kind of spaces we go to and the nature of what we do. The opera is so well known, and this will be a wholly different way of approaching it. We can never rely on a set or fancy props and costumes to carry our productions, so it forces us to be creative and to really pay attention to the drama and conveying the story in a totally engaging way.”

Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) will be touring to a variety of different venues from the 1st June to the 1st September. For more information and to book tickets visit:


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