Opera di Peroni
Beer + culture = happy times.
Therein is the slight misdirection in the description of the event. The evening was about 10% opera and 90% Peroni. The bar was fantastic, the beer was (thankfully) a popular favourite, and the breaks for entertainment, as well as the mingling with the stars in a truly interactive setting, all make for a brilliant re-imagining of a bar, but not perhaps opera. The intermingling of contemporary electronic sounds and classic opera is worthy of applause for its creator Kwes, but the scenes are very brief and those expecting a full night at the opera will be disappointed. Indeed many of the audience members could be seen curiously wondering ‘Is it over…?’ as the brief scenes came to a close. However, those who just wish to add something new to their regular nights out should certainly give this night a try. At only £7.50 for a ticket, it is not an unreasonable price to add a manner of excitement to your night. As the stars at the next table sip Peroni between the scenes, you feel as if you are unsure when or where it will start (which does make one slightly unwilling to take toilet breaks; unfortunate given all the beer…) Itchy found the whole thing rather exciting, and we think it certainly beats another night at your local.
Visit the Opera di Peroni website for dates, locations and tickets. Performances will take place in Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow over the summer.