5 Star Review & OffWestEnd Award Nomination

We have been overwhelmed and delighted by everyone’s super positive responses to our Cosi Fan Tutte Street Opera!

Firstly, we are so excited to have been nominated for the Offies Best Opera Production award by OffWestEnd.com after one of their assessors saw our Morden performance. The nominations continue over the year with the 2017 winners announced early 2018 – so keep your fingers crossed and watch this space!!

And we couldn’t be more thrilled by our 5 and 4 star reviews from Operissima and LondonTheatre1 respectively. You can read the full reviews at the links below or check out the Cosi Fan Tutte page for some of the quotations we’ve picked out.

5 Stars from Operissima: Unexpected Mozart in the bagging area

Cosi Fan Tutte by Baseless Fabric Theatre – Wimbledon Town Centre

And last but certainly not least the incredibly wonderful feedback from so many audiences at our 9 performances has been really touching and inspiring – lovely comments both from people who’ve seen opera before and some who’d never experienced opera before and were somewhat surprised to see us in the supermarket singing next to them! We even had several people who came along several times because they wanted to see how the performance worked differently in each location! In fact, from over 100 people who filled in our feedback questionnaires, 100% of those who said they’d never seen an opera before, said they loved it and would see opera again!! That makes the whole Baseless Fabric team so very happy indeed.

Here are some of our favourite answers on the feedback questionnaire to the question “What was your favourite thing about the performance?” –

Elys Wimbledon Beauty Department

“Everything! Sorry not to be specific but it really was FANTASTIC!”

“The whole. Absolutely wonderful :-)”

“Completely unexpected! Fantastic voices and music such that any traffic noise was completely lost, bravo!”

“Everything was outstanding. The new libretto/the arrangement/the singers/musicians. But watching the children totally captivated.”

“I found the performance completely absorbing. I was transported from a busyish street to a grand opera house and found the story accessible, funny and moving. A unique idea brilliantly executed. Well done to all involved.”

“The fact it was in English, great fun, constantly moving venues, the music and voices excellent.”

Costa Coffee, Raynes Park

And so, the hugest thanks to everyone who was involved in the production – supermarkets, libraries, cafes and pubs that agreed to let us perform in their store; our supportive partners and funders; the wonderful young people at schools and Jigsaw4u and older folk at the community organisations who’ve taken part in our workshops and sessions; our amazing volunteers without whose help we would never have pulled the logistics of the performances together; our fab singers and instrumentalists, and you, our amazing audiences.

We’ve had a lot of fun creating this performance so really hope you enjoyed it too. If you want to get in touch with any thoughts on the performance or ideas for our future street opera projects please do get in touch – we’d love to hear from you!

Share this Story
Load More Related Articles
  • Blog

    Our brilliant workshop leaders for our FREE workshops!

    We’re thrilled to have these brilliantly talented professional practitioners sharing their skills with young people in Mitcham Library in our FREE ...
  • Blog

    Die Fledermaus first road trip!

    So after the excitement of our young people’s workshops and our two school parallel productions for Die Fledermaus getting underway, we’re ...
  • Blog

    Do you like performing?

    We are thrilled to be running some drama workshops at Mitcham Library, Merton Arts Space during the Easter holidays. We have ...
  • Blog

    And the word was FUN!

    We asked Elliott, our workshop leader for the St John Bosco College Parallel Production to give us an idea of what ...
  • Blog

    Want to get involved with our work?

    Baseless Fabric Theatre is looking for enthusiastic and skilled people to join our Board of Trustees. What will you be doing? ...
  • Blog

    2018, what a year…

    What a year 2018 was for Baseless Fabric! We began the year with the thrilling news that we were the first ...
Load More By Joanna Turner
  • Blog

    Our brilliant workshop leaders for our FREE workshops!

    We’re thrilled to have these brilliantly talented professional practitioners sharing their skills with young people in Mitcham Library in our FREE ...
  • Blog

    Die Fledermaus first road trip!

    So after the excitement of our young people’s workshops and our two school parallel productions for Die Fledermaus getting underway, we’re ...
  • Blog

    Do you like performing?

    We are thrilled to be running some drama workshops at Mitcham Library, Merton Arts Space during the Easter holidays. We have ...
  • Blog

    And the word was FUN!

    We asked Elliott, our workshop leader for the St John Bosco College Parallel Production to give us an idea of what ...
  • Blog

    Want to get involved with our work?

    Baseless Fabric Theatre is looking for enthusiastic and skilled people to join our Board of Trustees. What will you be doing? ...
  • Blog

    2018, what a year…

    What a year 2018 was for Baseless Fabric! We began the year with the thrilling news that we were the first ...
Load More In Blog

Check Also

Our brilliant workshop leaders for our FREE workshops!

We’re thrilled to have these brilliantly talented professional ...

Join our Newsletter

We won't spam you with emails. Maximum one a month but usually one every three months.

Reviews

  • What an unexpectedly, tenderly beautiful thing this turned out to be… There Ought To Be Clowns

Follow us on Twitter