Opera at Home Presents Surreal Adaptation of Mozart A BUNGA BUNGA LAND NIGHTMARE Tonight
Ever wanted to visit 'Bunga bunga land' where girls are always sweet, the weather is consistently hot, where you lose your head if you say no?
Opera at Home brings to Herne Hill Festival a surreal version of 'The abduction from the Seraglio' by W.A. Mozart; 100 minutes of hilarious comic opera spiced up with some of the most virtuosic arias ever written. Opera at Home's rendition is set in nightmarish "Bunga bunga land" a place made out of dictators' most ridiculous fantasies.
Constanza and her servant Blonda are kidnapped in foreign territory and must resist the sexual and romantic advances of Pasha Selim and his harem guard Osim. The opera develops with a delirious twist as their counterparts Belmonte and Pedrillo set out to rescue them. Freedom, the control over women's sexualities and the tyranny of love appear as recurrent themes through the opera, with a delightful surprise ending full of Mozart's joyous enlightenment.
OPERA AT HOME
Opera at Home is a professional chamber opera company based in South East London. We provide an opportunity for young professional singers to get performance experience, working with professional directors and music/language coaches. Our performances have high standards of acting and singing.
"Pert and energetic" - The Evening Standard
"UK opera's most promising young talent" - The News Shopper
Date: TONIGHT 12th October, 8pm
Location: Methodist Hall, 155 Half Moon Lane SE24 9HU London.
Tickets: £12 / £8 concessions, http://www.wegottickets.com/event/228676