Sheffield City Opera presents a brand new opera sung in English that is bang up-to-date.
Donna-Anna and Joe are achingly in love. Enter local glitterati couple, Des and Norma. A jaded Des has set his sights on the young and innocent Donna-Anna. Meanwhile Norma, Des’s bored trophy wife, is drawn to Joe. The unspoilt Joe shines with life. Piqued by his seeming indifference, Norma has a plan.
None shall sleep until Des and Norma achieve their desires.
In this they are aided by Des’s engaging sidekick and fixer-in-chief, Figaro. Figaro may or may not be linked with mobile phone postings that instantly go viral on social media. Soon, Donna-Anna’s loving father, Arthur, gets involved, putting himself in some danger. The action mainly takes place in Des’s Bar, the hottest venue in town. A sparkling cast of characters includes partygoers, tango dancers and a group of mobile-toting women - edgy sisters bent on bother.
In SCO’s ground-breaking opera, well-known operatic arias and choruses are given refreshing new life and interpretation. Witty and surprisingly moving, this production will take your breath away.