Pop-up Opera Corfu 2013
Pop-up Opera's first ever international tour to the beautiful island of Corfu, by invitation of the Corfu Chamber Opera, a group set up to bring opera back to the island. We performed Donizetti's comic operas L'elisir d'amore and Don Pasquale at three contrasting venues: a converted olive press and a local seafood restaurant in the North of Corfu, and a concert hall at the Ionian Academy in Corfu Town. Our audiences were a mix of expat and Greek locals, and we used both English and Greek captions for the performances. Corfu was once a great seat of opera, being under Venetian rule for several hundred years, so it was exciting to bring opera to the island to a multinational audience, who were fantastically appreciative!