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More Than Just Opera

Pop-Up Opera is an innovative touring opera company which aims to broaden the appeal of opera and to challenge the way opera is performed, by taking it into unusual spaces and making it intimate and engaging. The company aims to reach those who are hesitant about opera, as well as dedicated opera lovers.

Productions are fully staged but go beyond traditional theatres to a boat made of scrap metal, a restored Victorian poorhouse, a cylindrical shaft beneath the Thames, a cider barn, a winery and even 100 ft underground in candlelit caverns.

Pop-Up Opera's critically acclaimed productions have included:

In 2016 the company collaborated with the prestigious Kilden concert house in Norway on a production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro with full orchestra in their 600 seat opera house.

Pop-Up Opera have also performed live on BBC Radio 3, appeared on BBC Radio 4 and on the London Live channel.

Pop-Up Opera was founded by Clementine Lovell in 2011 and is run by co-producers Clementine Lovell and Fiona Johnston. The company has been built from scratch and has grown from an initial 12 performances to 90 performances a year with 3-4 productions over 3 seasons.

We are reliant on self generated income rather than external funding. If you are interested in supporting our company in any way please contact [email protected]

Interviews with Clementine Lovell