Pop-Up’s version of I Capuleti e I Montecchi conjures an atmospheric and intimate environment that places spectators at the heart of Bellini’s moving love story. Now well-established on the touring opera circuit, the company skilfully adapt their operas to each individual venue, making every performance unique. This is the most tragic love story of all time, where two star-crossed lovers – Romeo and Juliet - find their worlds ripped apart against a backdrop of Italy’s bloody family feuds and gang rivalry. Witness how their passion tries to survive amidst violence, and vicious grievances. Bellini’s classic bel-canto opera is brought to life in an intense chamber production. Bellini’s I Capuleti e I Montecchi as performed..by the Popup Opera company was a rich riot of violent, straightfoward passion and beautiful noise. Wanton, tender and sweet – “easy listening” in the best sense – the production stayed true to its composer’s simple romanticism (The Times).
7:30pm £30 / £15
Black Mountains Barn, Lower Hunt House, Longtown, Hereford, Herefordshire HR2 0PD
Saturday 25 Mar 2017