Happy Birthday (to us!)
On 7th December 2017, OperaUpClose turned 8. We spent the evening with a few of our Friends & Patrons at the Eugene Onegin Friends' Night, which included a post-show chat with librettist (and our Artistic Director!) Robin Norton-Hale, director Lucy Bradley, co-orchestrator James Widden and musical director Sonia Ben-Santamaria.
A little something from Artistic Director, Robin Norton-Hale:
"I can hardly believe it is 8 years tonight since our first performance of La Bohème, in a tiny room above the gloriously ungentrified Cock Tavern in Kilburn. I could never have guessed then what a huge part of my life this wonderful company, and so many singers, directors, designers and audience members would be. Thank you so much for being part of the company - because without our audience, none of this would have happened."
Have a look at our interactive timeline below, which marks all of the milestones in OperaUpClose's first 8 years: