The Olivier Award nominated producers of 2017’s ★★★★★ smash hit La bohème present a brand new Puccini double-bill Opera Undone: Tosca & La bohème. Radically distilled to sixty minutes each and sung in English, this revolutionary new production tears up the opera rule book for a whole new generation.
Tosca is an electrifying tale of love, lies and abuse set in 1940’s New York. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple, an all-powerful mafia boss with media connections preys on a singer, seeking to manipulate and distort her relationship with an up-and-coming cartoon animator for his own nefarious and troubling purposes.
La bohème is a thoroughly modern look at relationships, addiction and co-dependency in London’s hip and happening Peckham. On-off couple Marcus and Melissa navigate the emotional complexities of a polyamorous relationship, whilst flatmate Rod’s gratification on Grindr is disrupted when he meets the beautiful and enigmatic Luca.
Experience these two enthralling pieces as they’ve never been told before, accompanied by some of the world’s most famous music, in an evening suitable for newcomers and diehard fans alike. The future of opera starts here.
Opera Undone reviews
It was great to be in such a small audience and to see and hear opera performed so close up. The performers, singers and pianist, were all great and we could hear every word of the summarised operas, which were sung in English. Purists may not have liked the modern twist to the stories, but we really enjoyed them. We liked the way they interacted with the audience too.
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel operatic experience. the nearness of the singers (just 4 of them) to the audience was quite exhilarating and how the singers managed to sing those glorious arias with only a keyboard accompaniment was amazing. The nearness of the audience enabled the cast to "involve" some members which added to the intimacy and enjoyment of the occasion.
This performance by a tiny cast of four superb singers was electric. The tiny theatre ensures that the audience is immersed into the very heart of the action. Not for the coy or prudish, the interpretation of both operas was very clever using minimal props and no scenery. The performers voices were clear and every word could be heard. The portrayal of Tosca by Honey was an absolute joy to watch and listen to. A young soprano destined for much greater things I hope. All in all a great production from a really enthusiastic quartet of performers together with a superb piano accompaniment.
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5th February - 7th March 2020
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