A brand-new show concept Trioperas combining opera with multiple artforms will have its world premiere in London on 23 May 2018.
Trioperas, a glorious fusion of classical music, musical theatre, circus and dance re-creates three of the most popular operas ever written, Turandot, Madame Butterfly and Carmen with show stopping energy, bold choreography and memorable music that everyone knows and loves.
Written and created by musician, producer and lawyer Pamela Tan-Nicholson, who is famous for combining traditional techniques with contemporary methods of performance, this spectacular reimagining of three classic operas bucks the conventional depiction of the female protagonists – a Chinese princess, a Japanese geisha and a Spanish gypsy – and instead portrays them as reluctant heroines generations ahead of their time. Turandot is a cross-dressing daredevil warrior-princess, Madame Butterfly is an ambitious and proud Japanese geisha and Carmen, the free-spirited Spanish gypsy party girl, struggles to stay faithful to her devoted but incompatible lover.
With a cast which includes incredible dancers, acrobats, top-class singers and even an onstage orchestra, Trioperas is a mind-blowing journey through three classic operas which if viewed individually would take over ten hours to watch. Trioperas is in three 35-minute acts incorporating, among other things, breakdancing, ballet, tap, kung-fu, salsa, and Chinese lion wushu techniques. It is brought to life by a stellar production team including choreography from Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae, Sadlers Wells’ Breakin’ Convention Director D. Jonzi, Wushu Masters Siow and Tang Kun Seng Keng Lion and Dragon Dance Association with 7 times World Champions duo and music direction from Royal Opera House concertmaster and creative producer Vasko Vassilev.
In an innovative take on theatre catering, Trioperas offers ‘opera boxes’ which can be purchased pre-show and at each interval (there are two) allowing audiences to delve further into the cultures explored on stage. Taste buds will tingle as theatre-goers enjoy a selection of delicious dishes from China, Japan and Spain consecutively as well as themed cocktails.
This is a show for opera fanatics and newbies alike; for everyone who has ever hummed along to Nessun Dorma without knowing where it comes from; and for every opera buff who thinks they’ve seen it all. This is musical drama at its very finest, featuring hit songs such as One Fine Day, Humming Chorus, Habanera, The Toreador Song and many more.
Trioperas is at The Peacock Theatre 23 May – 1 July 2018.