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Three classic operas are combined in a glorious fusion of circus, dance, classical music and musical theatre, in Trioperas at the Peacock Theatre.

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Three classic operas are combined in a glorious fusion of circus, dance, classical music and musical theatre, in Trioperas at the Peacock Theatre.

Turandot, Madame Butterfly and Carmen are re-imagined with showstopping spectacle, gravity-defying choreography and the immortal musical scores known and loved by everybody, in a brand new concept show. Trioperas’ creator, the musician and producer Pamela Tan-Nicholson, is renowned for her innovative application of traditional techniques to contemporary performance methods.

Starring world-class performers abound, including magnificent dancers, acrobats, top-class singers and even an on-stage orchestra, Trioperas is a mind-blowing journey through three classic operas, reduced from their combined ten-hour running time. Trioperas is instead in three 35-minute acts incorporating, among other things, breakdancing, ballet, tap, kung-fu, salsa, and Chinese lion wushu techniques, in a high-adrenaline show for audiences of all ages.

In a pertinent reinvention of the shows, their three female protagonists – a Chinese princess, a Japanese geisha and a Spanish gypsy – are portrayed as reluctant heroines generations ahead of their time. Breaking the conventional depiction of female leads in opera, Turandot is instead a cross-dressing daredevil warrior-princess, Madame Butterfly is an ambitious and proud Japanese geisha and Carmen, the free-spirited Spanish gypsy party girl, struggles to stay faithful to her devoted but incompatible lover.

Trioperas is brought to life by a stellar production team including choreography from Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae, Sadlers Wells’ D. Jonzi, Wushu Masters Siow and Tang Kun Seng Keng Lion and Dragon Dance Association.

For anybody who has ever hummed Nessun Dorma while unaware of its origin, or for every fanatic who’s seen every opera you can think of, this is musical opera at its finest, featuring hits songs including One Fine Day, Humming Chorus, Habanera, The Toreador Song and more.

For opera buffs and newcomers to the art-form alike, Trioperas is an all-singing, all-dancing night out.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 23/05/2018

Closing Night: 01/07/2018

Running time: 2h35, inc. 2 intervals

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Cast & Creative


Casting to be announced.


Producer - UNESCO

Choreographer - Steven McRae, D. Jonzi

Author - Pamela Tan-Nicholson

ABOUT Peacock Theatre

Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HT