Pop-up Opera perform at Soul in the City 1 June 2015



We're delighted once again to welcome our friends, Pop-up Opera, to première their production of Rossini's sparkling comedy L'Italiana in Algeri.

The performance begins at 7.30pm and like all elements of our Soul in the City Festival is completely free.

Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian girl in Algiers)

Rossini meets Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, against a backdrop of glitz and grit at the Algiers Hotel, Nevada. Hotel employee, Lindoro, is down on his luck and in debt to the Algiers' corrupt and extravagant owner, Mustafa. Lindoro's Italian-American girlfriend, Isabella, arrives in Vegas under the pretence of auditioning as a show-girl to try and get Lindoro out of this mess. Mustafa, bored with his faded starlet wife, Elvira, is enraptured by the headstrong Isabella: but will she be seduced by his power and money? The surreal and dangerous world of Las Vegas breathes new life into Rossini's absurd exotic comedy, as love and fidelity compete against the city's tantalising promise of endless wealth and sensory gratification. Cast.

Language: Italian Captions: English

About Pop-up Opera
Pop-up Opera is an innovative touring opera company dedicated to making opera enjoyable and inviting, without losing the quality of musical performance. They aim to broaden the appeal of opera and to challenge the way opera is performed, by taking it into unusual spaces and making it fun, fresh and intimate.

"A two-hour explosion of beautiful music, top-class singing, and exceptional acting... I honestly cannot imagine anyone, of any age or class or tastes, who would have been bored or unmoved." The Times
"If any group can make opera converts, this one can" Broadway Baby
"Basically, book tickets now" The Public Reviews
"There can be no better introduction than a Pop-up Opera production" The Daily Express
“They’re serious about opera but know opera isn’t always serious” Performance Reviewed

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