Pop-up Opera Pop-up...in Taunton!
19 September 2014
Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre is gearing up to welcome young fun opera company Pop-Up Opera as they present a fresh take on Mozart’s famous and much-loved comedy Cosí fan tutte on Friday 19th September.
Following rave reviews this dynamic young company make a stop in their national tour in Taunton; and from the moment the audience enter the building they are promised a night at the opera like no other!
Tickets to the show include a welcome glass of wine, a pre-show reception of canapés courtesy of Taunton’s Castle Hotel and fabulous piano styling’s from What’s on Somerset Editor, Giles Adams. Opera dress is encouraged! Attending the evening are some some local VIPs and dignitaries - this promises to be the perfect, fun, pop-up networking event!
Taking inspiration from the British fascination with period costume dramas, Pop-up Opera set Così fan tutte in an English estate with a high society picnic, traditional country house games of tennis, cricket and croquet and some exotic eastern surprises. Downton Abbey meets Pride and Prejudice to create the perfect setting for an evening of imbibing summer cocktails and letting the romance of the music seduce you.
Mozart's comedy tells of two sisters, Fiordiligi and Dorabella, and their fiancés Ferrando and Guglielmo, who, after a wager with the cynical Don Alfonso, test the girls’ fidelity by posing as strangers and trying to seduce them. Aided by the maid Despina, Don Alfonso's plot has the girls hoodwinked and much hilarity ensues. Will love win over all in the end?