The Comedy Opera Show
More than just opera singers... more than singing waiters, these two gorgeous operatic singers will entertain your guests with one of the most original, entertaining and clever acts in the corporate market.
Comedy Opera Show is a wonderful blend of glamour, wit, a hilarious script, audience involvement and stunning voices that will entertain and seduce you and your clients - from cocktails to the main event. From a surprise raffle, singing waiters or guests at the wrong event to the story of Carmen and fabulous opera and musical theatre duets, these leading UK opera and classical crossover singers provide the perfect entertainment for corporate functions, dinners and birthdays.
The Comedy Opera Show
Written by the successful playwright & comedian Glynn Nicholas, the set up starts during pre-dinner drinks and the act weaves its magic throughout the crowd guaranteeing a hilarious night's entertainment. Original comedic songs and all the opera classics such as Libiamo and musical theatre hits including A million dreams, your guests will long to hear, The Comedy Opera Show provides the perfect blend of laughter plus the pure joy of spine-tingling singing.
How the show unfolds…
You can choose how the two performers will surprise your guests:
- Waiters who cause a scene and break into song
- Raffle ticket organisers who help to hand out raffle tickets at the start of the evening, take to the stage to announce the winners..only to be distracted by all the good looking people in the room….cue the first song written for the show which includes hilarious lines and audience interaction.
- Award recipients who happen to be at the wrong event…picture the Oscar worthy speech for a ridiculous award! When the award music commences they have no choice but to start singing.
- Guests at the wrong event…awkward! They soon realise this once they have got everyone’s attention for the fictitious speech, however they soon get distracted by all the good looking guests… cue the first song written for the show which includes hilarious lines and audience interaction.
Time for some singing:
The performers then entertain and delight the guests with some beautiful duets. Choices include opera hits, musical theatre, classical crossover and jazz favourites.
The hilarious piece de resistance, a performance of Bizet's masterpiece, Carmen, performed in its entirety (less all the boring bits) in 15 minutes. A sumptuous underscore threads its way through the whole event. The performance includes a 'volunteer' from the audience who is cast in the main role of Don Jose and takes centre stage with the performers to assist with the scenes from the opera, much to the amusement of the audience who by day know the volunteer as their CEO, birthday guest or manager!
Clients can select all or parts of the show, and The Comedy Opera Show work with every client to ensure the show is perfect for their event.
If you are looking for funny entertainment, fantastic singing and a show that will captivate your audience and give a focal point for the evening then The Comedy Opera Show is the perfect choice for your formal event, conference or corporate gathering.
The show consists of an original comedic duet performed at the beginning of the show and then about 3 duets performed throughout.
Examples of duets performed:
- The Brindisi, Verdi's La Traviata
- Nessun dorma, Puccini’s Turandot
- Come fly with me, Sinatra
- Tonight, Bernstein’s Westside Story
- Time to say goodbye, Sartori
- I believe, Levisalles
- You raise me up, Lovland
- All I ask of you, Lloyd Webber
- The flower duet, Delibes’ Lakme
- Belle nuit, Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann
Absolutely exquisite music and hilarious comedy. We were thrilled. So so happy we chose the comedy opera duo. Thank you for making our event a roaring success.
Excellent entertainment would recommend everyday of the week. Professional ladies and a most unusual act. Everyone at our party enjoyed them.I hope to have an opportunity to use them again.
The Comedy Opera Show were brilliant. We roughly knew what to expect from the online videos, but were blown away by their professionalism and interaction with us and our guests. It was the perfect end to a perfect day and we can not recommend them highly enough, thank you.
What an inspired decision for a great birthday party! Saira and Lawrence, two extremely accomplished opera singers, wowed my guests with their superb mixture of high comedy with truly wonderful singing. To have my nephew on stage playing the part of Don Jose in Carmen was a sight to behold - so funny! And what an end to the show - Their performance of "Time to say Goodbye" was, I have to say, superb. Such a great night!
Highly accomplished and very entertaining.
Well done! To keep 540 people captivated was brilliant. The girl's wit and singing prowess made our night the one that everyone is still raving about - what I am wondering is how did they manage to pick a "winner" that everyone seemed to relate to? This was real laugh out loud entertainment and I will certainly be recommending you for similar functions. Thanks again to Glynn and the Crew.
Clients and Venues include:
- Banqueting House
- Maunsell House
- Restaurant 34 Mayfair
- The Castle Hotel, Windsor
- Doncaster Knights RFC
- Conference Contacts
- ESC Global
- Colanna Business Services
- Wizard Information Services
- Australian Wheat Board
- Save the Children Charity Gala
- Telstra Dome
- SAP Users Group
- Flour Millers Association
- Archant UK
How long is the show?
The show length can depend on client requirements however audiences generally enjoy a show which runs for between 20 and 40 minutes.
Is there audience participation?
Yes! The singers single out many of the gorgeous men and women in the room and invite one lucky audience member onto stage for a very important role in the show.
What type of songs do you perform?
From popular operatic duets such as 'The Drinking Song' from La Traviata to ‘Time to Say Goodbye’ and 'A million dreams' from The Greatest Showman, the performers are classically trained opera singers and can perform opera, musical theatre and contemporary songs with ease.
Once the cover is blown, how do you make sure the guests are continually entertained?
The tailored surprise section at the start is only one small part of the show. The performers then go on to sing fantastic duets and perform the opera ‘Carmen’ in 15 minutes, there is never a dull moment. The variety, clever script and spine tingling singing makes Comedy Opera the most interesting and captivating opera act in the UK.
How can the show be tailored?
The surprise entry is always tailored for the event. Songs can be selected to suit a theme or a special occasion and if required we can write songs specifically to suit a particular event. The script can also be personalised to include certain people as per the client’s request.
How many performers in the show?
The full show consists of two singers who perform with backing tracks.
- 1 x 30 to 40 minute set (can be tailored to client requirements)
- The full show consists of two singers and backing tracks
- All sound equipment can be provided for audiences up to about 80 people.
Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.