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Opera on the Run – Singing Waiters | UK

Opera on the Run have been entertaining at private parties and corporate events as impromptu singers for over fifteen years now. Led by Directors Ian and Tim, the company boasts some of the most highly accomplished operatic and musical talent in the country. From The Singing Waiters, to Complete Opera Shows, the event industry has seen a dramatic rise in demand for this unique style of entertainment.

Opera on the Run also produces full length theatre shows, including The Perfect Picnic, Spaghetti Opera – A Comedy of Arias and their new production of Men behaving Classically which is premiering this year.

The Singing Waiters

The singing waiters have been entertaining at private parties and corporate events for over five years now. Cleverly disguised as waiters, chefs and hidden divas, the singers infiltrate your event and at the given movement, burst into song to the complete surprise of your guests. A light hearted approach to opera, wonderfully balanced by singing that is of an international standard.

The Singing Policemen

Disguised as Policemen the crack squad will arrive at the scene of your incident and your guests will believe them to be the real thing. Guests will be cautioned then, if necessary and required, a particular guest will be arrested. Great pleasure will be taken in apprehending the said ‘felon’ with information given prior to the event by an ‘informer’. Your Guests will be doubly surprised as the Policemen explode into song, with their voices set to stun.

The Singing Policemen can also appear as Paramedics.

Standard Length of Performance:

1 x 20 min set (a second set can be arranged on request)

Previous Clients Include:

M and D Associates
Executive PA Magazine
The Event
Bolton Food and Drink Festival
V and A
The Hempel Hotel
Louis Vuitton Moet Hennesey

Repetoire Includes:

Nessun dorma
The Habanera (Carmen)
Largo factotum (Barber)
La donna e mobile
Musetta’s Waltz
Queen of the night
Torreador (Carmen)
O Sole Mio
Torna a Sorrento
Love Unspoken (Merry Widow)
La ci darem la mano
Brindisi (La Traviata)
Time to say goodbye
Be my love
Nella fantasia
Canta della terra
Besame Mucho
Oh Fortuna
Who wants to live for ever
On the street where you live (My Fair Lady)
I could have danced all night (My Fair Lady)
O what a beautiful morning (Oklahoma)
Climb every mountain (Sound of Music)
Edelweiss (Sound of Music)
Some enchanted evening (South Pacific)
Maria     (West Side Story)
Tonight (West Side Story)
I feel Pretty (West Side Story)
I’ve got you under my skin
Fly me to the moon
Come fly with me
New York New York
The man I love
Non je neregrette rien
Can’t take my eyes off you
La vie en rose
The lady is a tramp
I left my heart in San Francisco
From Russia with love
Come rain or come shine
Young at heart
Aint that a kick in the head
All of me
White Christmas
That’s Life
Cheek to cheek
My way
All that Jazz
Big Spender
Diamonds are a girls best friend
Lady Marmalade
Gold finger

”They were marvellous. The guests loved them and were genuinely shocked when they started to sing – they are true character actors and I even believed that they were waiters. They have great voices and are also an absolute delight to work with. Many thanks again – as ever you sprinkled your Contraband magic on the night!”
-West End Studios

“My Client was totally delighted by your performance and highly complementary.”
– M and D Associates

“We were blown away with your performance! It was absolutely fantastic!”
– Executive PA Magazine

“WOW – it was just fabulous!!”
– The Event

“They even had the Mayor and Mayoress swaying to songs and dancing on the stage!”
– Bolton Food and Drink Festival

“I must say I was very impressed!!”
– PriceWaterhouseCoopers

“The Singing Policemen did such a wonderful job, lifting the evening at just the right moment, enjoying a standing ovation.”
– V & A

“A big thank you for a wonderful performance!”

– The Hempel Hotel

“Thank you for making our event such a success, one we’ll always remember.”
– Louis Vuitton Moet Hennesey

“Definitely not to be missed…*****”
– British Theatre Guide

“Stunning…an exciting and flashy extravaganza.”
– Three Weeks

“A very entertaining show.****”
– Fest

“The best and funniest show in town”
– The Times

“Very entertaining”
– The Sunday Telegraph

“I just wanted to write a quick email to say thank you so much for your fantastic work last night! Everyone has commented on how great your act was and how it really set the atmosphere for the evening! Not only was your performance highly entertaining and very talented but your work before hand in the drinks reception was a great addition that I had not been expecting! I look forward to working with you both in the future!”
-Incisive Media

”The guys were great last night – cracking voices, wonderfully decent and just great people to work with! The clients loved them and a personal highlight was when they got the head honcho up to dance. Would definitely recommend them. Thanks for sorting another triumphant act!”
– West End Studios

“Yes the act went down very well with our ladies, shame we didn’t take any photographs! They were very willing to help out and serve the champagne and match the format for us, even though time was short in the end, so all good feedback. I am sure we will be in touch again in the near future for other events we have planned.”
– Investec Bank (Channel Islands) Ltd (via Contraband)

“They were absolutely fantastic, everybody loved them, very engaging and very nice to deal with. We apologise as the time ran over and they performed later than expected but they were so professional and I would highly recommend them. Many thanks!”
– Devonshire Square Management (via Contraband)

“The three singers were there in plenty of time, well presented and prepared and extremely flexible and accommodating. They went down extremely well and I believe everyone was happy! Thank you for making the extra effort on Friday night, it was well worth it.”
– Cascade Productions (via Contraband)

“…Absolutely brilliant, They had people dancing and standing on their chairs, team were wonderful and were really well received by everyone including the board…Please pass on our thanks.Thanks again for your help and please pass on the feedback to the singers!”
– Caxton Manor Ltd (via Contraband)

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