Opera Box - Not in front of the waiter
Join us and support two Remuera locals for a comic double-bill of short operas sung in English and fully costumed.
‘The Impresario’, a comic singspiel by Mozart has been described as a ‘parody on the vanity of singers’. Signor Radicchio (tenor Michael Potts) and Signor Fagioli (Mark Covich) audition the duelling divas Signora Tekumara (Clare Hood) and Signora Maggiore (Emma Sloman), while trying to resolve the dilemma of who will be cast in their new opera ‘Çasilda Abbandonata’.
The frothy farce ‘Not in Front of the Waiter’ is otherwise known ‘Under the Aspidistra’ written by Offenbach set in Paris. The wife swapping couples enjoy their secret trysts over dinner. But, as the night proceeds they discover a lot more about each other as Block the waiter, reveals some surprising truths! A chance to hear young emerging talent Kelly Harris, Yenushka Gooneskera, Arthur Adams-Close and Adrian du Toit with Dragan Atanasov.
Join us for a little bit of opera!
Total running time 60 minutes