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Aberystwyth Arts Centre OPERA COCKTAIL 23 August / Awst 2018     

Aberystwyth Arts Centre
23 August / Awst 2018
Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose make their debut at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on 23 August with their show, Opera Cocktail.

The programme features some of opera’s best loved arias, duets and ensembles handpicked from the company’s critically acclaimed, new English versions of popular works. Highlights include excerpts from their award-winning version of Puccini’s La Bohème, the ‘Drinking Song’ from Verdi’s La Traviata and Carmen’s Habenera from Bizet’s Carmen.

These popular tunes are performed by a trio of some of the best opera singers in the UK and accompanied by a virtuosic pianist. The cast includes Soprano Elinor Jane-Moran (OperaUpClose’s La Bohème, La Traviata and The Barber of Seville), Mezzo Flora McIntosh (OperaUpClose’s Carmen and La Traviata) and Tenor Lawrence Olsworth-Peter (OperaUpClose’s Carmen, La Traviata, The Elixir of Love and The Barber of Seville); directed by OperaUpClose’s Associate Director, Valentina Ceschi (OperaUpClose’s The Elixir of Love and Dido & Aeneas).

OperaUpClose is an Olivier Award-winning opera company, producing new, unintimidating, affordable and – crucially – high-quality English chamber re-imaginings of well-known works and premieres of new operas. They have produced 25 operas to date, are an associate company of Soho Theatre and tour their productions nationally and internationally to great acclaim.

OperaUpClose’s Artistic Director, Robin Norton-Hale says: We’re really excited to have an opportunity to share what a thrilling experience opera can be with audiences all over the country. With detailed and truthful acting, and of course beautiful singing, it is so exciting to see and hear these big famous tunes up close, and to understand that far from being melodramatic or elitist, opera is about real life and real people. And it is great fun too.

Tickets are available from the Arts Centre Box Office on 01970 62 32 32 or online at
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