TriOpera Review

Pamela Tan-Nicholson’s new production, TriOperas has now opened at the Peacock Theatre. TriOperas focuses on bringing the best-known female characters from the operas Turandot, Madam Butterfly and Carmen into the modern world. Each opera is condensed to roughly 35 minutes in a fast paced whirlwind of movement, colour, costume changes and rapidly moving sets.

Those familiar with the stories of Turandot, Madam Butterfly and Carmen know that each opera ends in tragedy. This is probably the only downfall of condensing the operas as it allows the audience little time to emotionally connect with the female leads. Despite this, the stories are easy to follow and the motivation behind each tragedy is artfully explained.

I found each Opera, progressively better than the last with Carmen by far being the best performance of the night. Keep an eye out for the Chinese Dragon style Bull, it’s a scene stealer for sure. Definitely the highlight of the night.

For those who want to experience three popular operas in one night, then TriOperas is for you. There is a mix of opera, classical music, musical theatre, circus, martial arts and dance. It’s bright and colourful despite the tragic stories of our heroines and the audience seemed to really enjoy it. Those who are opera traditionalists, might argue that the classics are a classic for a reason but theatre is supposed to be there to be creative and inspire. TriOperas definitely achieves this.

TriOperas is perfoming at the Peacock Theatre until the 1st of July 2018. Get your tickets now. Details below.

Running Time: 2 hours 35 minutes (Three 35 minute acts, including two 25 minute intervals)


Tuesday – Saturday: 7:30pm (Except Thursday 14 June)

Every Saturday: 2:30pm (and Wednesday 20 June only)

Sunday: 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Ticket Prices: From £15

Concession and group tickets available

Age Recommendation: Ages 5+

Address: Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HT

Box Office: 020 7863 8222





Written by Tegan LeBon

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