Opera For Private Parties
An opera performance at a private party or special event can inject the special ‘tingle factor’ that only live music can achieve, transforming a party into something magical and truly memorable for your guests. We create opera performances that can link with a dinner in a hotel, a wedding reception in a garden or marquee or an intimate gathering ‘at home’. Opera is about passion and drama, but there are also many lighter moments: Carmen can serenade the guest of honour and give them flowers as she does in the celebrated ‘Habanera’ and Figaro, the ‘Barber of Seville’ and interact with the audience in his famous aria.
A ‘Surprise Start’ can work particularly well at a private party. Imagine the scenario: your guests are enjoying dinner or a drink when, to their amazement, the waiters burst into singing wonderful opera! Using surprise is an innovative way to add an extra element to uplift any occasion. Please see our page on ‘Singing Waiters’ for more details.
Accompaniment can be a solo piano, instrumental ensemble or recorded orchestral backing tracks and the artists can appear in glamorous contemporary evening dress or in period costume to create an added visual impact. The opera performance can be presented at the beginning of the event during a drinks reception, or at the end of the evening as a ‘finale’. Alternatively, the performance can be linked with a dinner and presented in two or three sections dovetailed between the dinner courses.
London Festival Opera has presented performances for many private occasions in the UK and overseas including: Claridge’s; The London Hilton; The Dorchester Hotel; The Landmark Hotel; Cliveden; Brocket Hall; Blenheim Palace; Brooks’s; Boodles; Arundel Castle; Berkeley Castle; Castle Ashby; Eltham Palace; Eastnor Castle; Hagley Hall; Hartwell House; Grand Hotel, Brighton; The Baerensall, Berlin; Hotel Serene, Tivoli; Pisani Palace, Venice; Villa d’Este, Lake Como; Dar Donab Palace, Marrakech; Pavilion Hotel, Barbados; The Savoy Hotel, Moscow; Thermal Hotel, Budapest.