About Unexpected Opera
Unexpected Opera takes an “unconventional but irresistible” approach to opera, while surprising seasoned fans. Using humour and unexpected twists we free opera from conventions to produce unique, high-qualtiy and affordable operatic entertainment. Our new show, The Rinse Cycle, at the Charing Cross Theatre until March 2016.
The Rinse Cycle
Wagner’s Ring Cycle Conditioned with comedy and shrunk to two hours.
We present an entertaining take on Wagner’s masterpiece, with highlights sung in English by five superb performers. Expect magnificent music, great drama and Unexpected fun!
RINSE CYCLE REVIEWS
“A real treat, only the most humourless of Wagnerians could fail to enjoy it”
“I’ve seen some funny operas but this one took comedy to another level. Hats off to Unexpected Opera for ending my week on a high!”
“A hugely enjoyable evening of fun leavened by the ‘best bits’ of Wagner. Assimilating knowledge of opera will never come easier than this…it sent everyone in the audience of the Charing Cross Theatre home energised and with a smile on their face”
“Kelvin Lim is heroic at the piano, it’s a pleasure to hear Andrew Porter’s translation at such close quarters, and the quintet … treat his words with respect and care”
“A witty, entertaining undertaking which puts Wagner in a spin… an upbeat, entertaining show featuring a fine ensemble cast”
“This fresh, funny and utterly original take on the Ring is a joyful celebration”
“Unexpected Opera have succeeded in turning Wagner’s 16-hour Ring Cycle into two hours of surreal, unexpected fun”