Pop Up Opera have confirmed that they will be reviving its first tragic opera production of I Capuleti e I Montecchi as part of its spring season.
Having been presented last year, Pop Up Opera’s production of Bellini’s I Capuleti e I Montecchi was received with enthusiasm by audiences and will now return to the stage, touring the UK from the 7th March until the 8th April.
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.
The tour dates for the production will include three dates at the Vaults from the 20th to the 23rd March.
Artistic Director Clementine Lovell said: “Experimenting with a tragedy is a new direction away from comedy and has been very exciting for us. Bringing the thrilling drama and heartbreaking tragedy of this piece into these intimate and atmospheric spaces has presented a new way of engaging our audiences and created something quite visceral. We are looking forward to developing it further and exploring more amazing venues.”
Meanwhile, it has also been confirmed that Pop Up Opera will be performing a production of Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segretto over the Summer, while in Autumn they have chosen to stage a production of Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel.
I Capuleti e I Montecchi will return to the stage from the 7th March until the 8th April. To find out where it is being performed and to book tickets visit: http://popupopera.co.uk/whats-on/current/I-Capuleti-e-i-Montecchi/