Pop-Up Opera: Mozart Double Bill
17 May 7.30pm / St Andrews Community Hub
Der Schauspieldirektor & Bastien und Bastienne
Pop-Up Opera are part of the festival for the first time this year with their new Mozart Double Bill: Der Schauspieldirektor & Bastien und Bastienne. The production will be directed by New British Music Theatre Award nominee, Anna Pool, critically acclaimed for her bold and fierily original directing style.
Sit back and enjoy two delicious one-act comedies in which a pair of actresses battle it out to be the prima donna, and a pair of lovers tease and test their feelings for each other. These brilliant gems showcase Mozart’s gorgeous music and sense of playfulness, the first written in the last 5 years of his life and the second when he was just 12 years old! Two lively and engaging stories to delight you either side of an interval.
Pop-Up Opera is an innovative touring opera company which aims to broaden the appeal of opera and to challenge the way opera is performed, by taking it into unusual spaces and making it intimate and engaging. The company aims to reach those who are hesitant about opera, as well as dedicated opera lovers. Productions are fully staged but go beyond traditional theatres to 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.
Stage Director: Anna Pool
Musical Director: Berrak Dyer
Designer: Fiona Rigler
Producers: Fiona Johnston & Clementine Lovell
"This is opera for everyone, in the best possible way… an amazing combination of music and drama, and Pop-Up Opera have both in spades.” The Spy in the Stalls
“Whether you love opera, or you’ve never been to one, be sure to catch this” Time Out
“Take your kids, take your parents, take yourself, for an eye-opening evening of raw talent” Bargain Theatre
“They’re serious about opera but know opera isn’t always serious” Performance Reviewed