Thursday, April 3, 2014

Pop-Up Opera at Thames Tunnel Shaft

It is great to see the Thames Tunnel shaft being put to good cultural use again.   This time it's the Pop-up Opera’s Le Docteur Miracle, which will be performed on 26th and 27th April at 7.30pm. 

Pop-up are touring the country with this retelling of Bizet’s comic operetta.  Aged eighteen, Bizet won a competition organised by Offenbach to write an operetta. It was to be based on a libretto which was a French adaptation of Sheridan’s St Patrick’s Day. The result was Le Doctor Miracle. This charming, lively, fizzing piece contains echoes of Rossini and gives us a foretaste of Bizet’s most famous opera Carmen, extracts of which will be served up as a delicious musical dessert, perfectly complimenting the French bistro feel.

It looks like a lot of fun.

See more details on the Brunel Museum website:

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