Rising to the audience’s every challenge, the company quickly weave a plot of brilliant ingenuity, embroider it with musical parody and bring wonder and joy to all.” - The Times
A blend of serious music with surreal comedy, the Internationally acclaimed improvised opera company, Impropera, return to Leicester Square Theatre for a Christmas bash, improvising musical styles, storylines and characters on the spot from the audience’s suggestions. Impropera draw upon the playfulness and adrenalin of improvisation and the passion and drama of opera to create entirely improvised operas with an anarchic, irreverent edge. Come and be enthralled by the virtuoso performances and the encyclopaedic musical knowledge, and test the company’s ability to make an opera about absolutely anything.
Led by Artistic Director David Pearl, who made his Royal Opera House debut aged 9 with Placido Domingo in 1970, the Impropera Company also features Comedy Store regular Niall Ashdown, powerful sopranos Morag McLaren and Susan Bisatt, with clarinettist Peter Furniss, and musical director Anthony Ingle on piano. The Company are regularly joined by guest artists Zoe Martlew (Maestro, BBC2), Adey Grummet, Andy Morton, Louise Crane and Pip Eastop.
“The perfect operatic pick-me-up…Four fearless comedians, a pianist happy to improvise in the style of anyone from Scarlatti to Steve Reich, a quick-witted clarinettist, and a well-lubricated audience.” - Independent
Venue: The Leicester Square Theatre, Main House
Address: 6 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BX
Date: 12th December 2010
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