Surprise Singers and Singing Waiters
A element of Surprise can be the perfect way to start a really special evening of entertainment – resulting in a combination of excitement, surprise and amusement for your guests. Our singing waiters offer you the perfect surprise entertainment for your event. Singing waiters are a particularly great form of wedding entertainment.
The scenario is a simple one – our Singing Waiters greet your guests on arrival posing as waiting staff or even as fellow party goers. Your real guests will not suspect a thing until the moment the waiters burst into fabulous operatic song. The waiters will then be revealed as world class opera singers who have performed at the Royal Opera House, English National Opera or Glyndebourne. This format works equally well for all styles of events from a formal dinner or drinks reception to an intimate party in your own home. What better way to make your event stand out than by giving your guests a thrill they will talk about and remember for years to come?
Alternatively our singers can pose as fellow guests who burst into song to the amazement of your real guests.
If a piano is not available or practical for the accompaniment we can perform with orchestral backing tracks. We can bring our own amplification equipment making it possible to perform in a wide range of venues.
After a surprise start our Singing Waiters can then go on to present an entertaining and contrasting programme of well-known pieces from the world of opera, operetta and musicals. We will work with you to create the perfect programme for the occasion and include any special requests you may have for that personal touch for wedding, birthday or anniversary party. The programme can include celebrated arias and ensembles from the great operas such as ‘Carmen’, ‘La Traviata’ and ‘Torandot’, to an operatic arrangement of a pop song such as ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ or ‘Wannabe’. The sky’s the limit!
What makes us different from other ‘singing waiters’?
Our secret singers are highly distinguished and talented opera singers who have performed with some of the most esteemed opera companies. London Festival Opera keeps the surprise effect very simple and not involving lengthy scenarios. Our ‘singing waiters’ subtly join the staff or guests before bursting into song at the given moment.
LFO has presented opera with ‘surprise’ car technicians, security staff, police men and women, auction house porters, medical staff – the possibilities are endless! We pride ourselves on rising to a challenge so if there is a particular disguise that would suit your event or the tastes of your guest of honour, for example, please just let us know.