Private Performances



Planning a dinner party? Birthday? Wedding? Conference? Banquet?

OperaUpClose brings private performances of our productions, extracts of productions, or ‘highlights from the opera’ to private parties and events. These can be fully staged, with props and costumes, or they can be simple pop-up performances. We’ve performed at birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries, private dinner parties, fundraising events, conferences, businesses’ staff parties, Christmas parties, members’ clubs and gala opening events. We can perform in your living room, your garden, a hotel, a church, a conference centre - you name it!  

It was great to meet you and the rest of the team. We had a really wonderful time. Ideal location beautiful music, excellent food and lovely people. What more could one want? Perfection! - Colin

Wonderful venue for some wonderful song. A really enjoyable event. - Mark

A splendid party. Wonderful (and novel) setting, lovely music, impressive performances, delicious nibbles and, most importantly, excellent company. - Fay


We’ve given interactive ‘singing waiter’ style performances of Musetta’s aria from La Boheme at The Dorchester Hotel, and semi-staged scenes from operas including Carmen and La Traviata.

The singers and instrumentalists with whom we work are some of the very best professionals working in opera in this country. Their high quality will wow your guests, colleagues, or business partners. Those that have booked us in the past have told us the performances have made their parties unforgettable. 

You could choose from productions such as:

Opera Cocktail: our opera highlights programme with all the most famous operatic hits including ‘O soave fanciulla’ La Boheme, ‘Habanera’ Carmen, ‘Musetta’s Waltz’ La Boheme, ‘Una furtiva lagrima’ Elisir d’amore, ‘Brindisi’ La Traviata and more! The programme, for 3 singers and a pianist, lasts approximately an 1hr 30 mins with a 20-minute interval, but could easily be divided into sections and reduced.

Music oft Hath Such a Charm: a production with arias from Shakespeare-inspired operas in the context of four friends sharing a summer picnic. Spectacular show-stoppers from Verdi's Falstaff and the quick-witted wordplay of Beatrice and Benedict rub shoulders with well-loved songs inspired by the Bard - from Schubert to Kiss Me Kate. In its current form it can be performed in three 20-minute sections, or in two longer sections.

We’ve reproduced whole, fully staged, productions of our operas in people’s living rooms. We’ve had two or three singers perform some of opera’s greatest hits, in the original language or in our critically-acclaimed English translations, with a just pianist to accompany them, which works very well for short after dinner entertainment or as the focal point for a birthday party. We’ve had a choir sing carols, or support the congregation during a wedding ceremony and soloists perform romantic arias during wedding ceremonies and wedding breakfasts. We’ve had small orchestras providing music all evening for drinks parties. Whatever your event and whatever your budget, we can find something that will look and sound beautiful.    

We’re always keen to talk about making something unique and special for you. If you have something specific in mind, whether that be particular repertoire, an interesting venue or a themed party, then we would love to talk to you about it.


Interested in booking OperaUpClose for your next event? Interested in finding out more? Please just fill in the form below and we'll be in touch! You can also always call the office at 020 3176 7823.

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