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Die Zauberflöte

OperaUpClose


No. of reviews: 3

OperaUpClose presents an entertaining new take on Mozart's Singspiel
15 Sep 17 / What's on Stage
Flute rebooted
15 Sep 17 / Evening Standard
Despite some hazy storytelling this modern update by Opera UpClose is great fun
14 Sep 17 / The Stage
Ulla's odyssey

OperaUpClose


No. of reviews: 1

Opera is not something that’s usually presented as ‘child friendly’
1 Aug 17 / Goucestershire Live
La voix humaine

OperaUpClose


No. of reviews: 2

Elle is sung by Sarah Minns, who brings to it a versatile brilliance
14 Jul 17 / Music OMH
50 shades of emotion in 50 minutes
13 Jul 17 / The Stage
Ulla's odyssey

OperaUpClose


No. of reviews: 1

Clear, involving storytelling
20 Oct 15 / The Stage
Carmen

OperaUpClose


No. of reviews: 9

OperaUpClose has come a long way since its first venture five years ago
23 Aug 15 / Express
it is the middle-of-nowhere feel that paradoxically makes this version of Carmen stand out
21 Aug 15 / A Younger Theatre
Opera Up Close proves a size zero Carmen can still pack a punch
20 Aug 15 / Classical-music.com
Intelligently conceived, resourcefully designed and extraordinarily well sung
19 Aug 15 / What's on Stage
Problematic
19 Aug 15 / Telegraph
Carmen almost exists outside of time in its styling, musicality and attitude
16 Aug 15 / The Upcoming
Close-up and personal with Bizet
14 Aug 15 / Evening Standard
A compelling version of Bizet’s impassioned masterpiece that punches well above its pared-down weight
14 Aug 15 / The Stage
Committed performances in slimmed-down version of Bizet's classic
14 Aug 15 / The Guardian
La Traviata

OperaUpClose


No. of reviews: 1

OperaUpClose create a viable pocket-sized Verdi
25 Jun 15 / Independent
L'elisir d'amore

OperaUpClose


No. of reviews: 1

By far the best update of an opera
2 May 15 / The Spectator
L'elisir d'amore

OperaUpClose


No. of reviews: 1

Directed with verve by Valentina Ceschi
8 Dec 14 / Broadway World
Le nozze di Figaro

OperaUpClose


No. of reviews: 2

Inspirational
3 Oct 14 / Independent
The production is a let-down
1 Oct 14 / What's on Stage
La Traviata

OperaUpClose


No. of reviews: 5

Violetta's parties are awash with bootleg whisky and champagne in this 1920s update
25 Aug 14 / Express
Award-winning pocket company OperaUpClose turns its attention to Verdi's beloved tearjerker
16 Aug 14 / What's on Stage
Could speak louder with a little less volume
15 Aug 14 / Independent
The result is more involving than many far grander productions of this ever popular work
15 Aug 14 / The Stage
Verdi's tragedy reworked for senators and courtesans
15 Aug 14 / The Guardian
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8 Mar to 4 Nov 2017
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2 Jul to 3 Nov 2017
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6 Sep to 24 Nov 2017
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22 Nov to 23 Dec 2017

News & Articles

OperaUpClose to present Flourish Opera Competition finalists
On November 22 at Kings Place, OperaUpClose presents a public performance of extracts from the four finalists of the Flourish Opera Competition 2015.
31 Oct 2015 / Broadway World
OperaUpClose to leave King's Head, Islington for fresh challenges
Innovative company that stretched boundaries of small-scale opera will build on links with Soho theatre and Coventry Belgrade.
29 Sep 2014 / The Guardian