Opera: Pop Up Opera perform L’Italiana in Algeri in the Thames Tunnel Shaft

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When: Tuesday 16th June, Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd July 2015, 7.30pm

Where: Thames Tunnel Shaft, Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4LF

Tickets: ticket only: £20 plus booking fee, ticket plus Midnight Apothecary cocktail: £26 plus booking fee

Book NOW: 16 June, 2 July, 3 July

What: Pop-up Opera return to the atmospheric Brunel Museum Thames Tunnel Shaft with a sparkling new summer production.

Rossini meets Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, against a backdrop of glitz and grit at the Algiers Hotel, Nevada. Hotel employee, Lindoro, is down on his luck and in debt to the Algiers’ corrupt and extravagant owner, Mustafa. Lindoro’s Italian-American girlfriend, Isabella, arrives in Vegas under the pretence of auditioning as a show-girl to try and get Lindoro out of this mess. Mustafa, bored with his faded starlet wife, Elvira, is enraptured by the headstrong Isabella: but will she be seduced by his power and money? The surreal and dangerous world of Las Vegas breathes new life into Rossini’s absurd exotic comedy, as love and fidelity compete against the city’s tantalising promise of endless wealth and sensory gratification.

Language: Italian, Captions: English

For information on the Pop Up Opera company visit their website here.