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The Opera Comedy Show


The Opera Comedy Show

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69 Home St
Basement: AUG 3-27 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

The Opera Comedy Show

Turning Wagner up to eleven! A hilarious dive into the ridiculous world of opera and life as a Valkyrie and Rheinmaiden, peppered with hits from Puccini and Verdi. Berlin’s thrilling opera singing comedian kicks off her first Fringe show.

Steph offers tips on how to tell your parents you're moving to Vienna to be a Valkyrie and reveals what it's like to audition for the biggest opera houses in Europe, alongside tales of navigating German Tinder. She invites you into a discovery of opera as an art form through song and humor, demonstrating how the classical voice works and performing popular hits.

Steph has sung at Carnegie Hall and the Berlin Konzerthaus and is an in-demand English language comedian in Germany. This show is the perfect afternoon delight: the endorphin release of a great comedy show with the visceral awe of watching a dramatic soprano sing live. www.stephaniedeprez.com

This year we have two entry methods: Free & Unticketed or Pay What You Can
Free & Unticketed: Entry to a show is first-come, first served at the venue - just turn up and then donate to the show in the collection at the end.
Pay What You Can: For these shows you can book a ticket to guarantee entry and choose your price from the Fringe Box Office, up to 30 mins before a show. After that all remaining space is free at the venue on a first-come, first-served bases. Donations for walk-ins at the end of the show.

News and Reviews for this Show

August 8, 2023    The Wee Review

The pleasant strains of Wagner‘s Der fliegender Holländer (The Flying Dutchman, with all due credit to both Shazam and Standard Grade German) sets the tone for the Opera Comedy Show, a fun and accessible introduction to the artform performed by professional soprano Steph DePrez.

If opera is regarded as a niche concern in this country, then a comedy show about opera is niche squared. In other words, pure Fringe. DePrez is seeking to demystify opera, and strip away the thick crust of elitism and pretension which most people assume surrounds it. The charming, voluble singer performs (beautifully) a selection of famous arias from the likes of Tannhäuser, La bohème, and La forza del destino, while breaking down their context and the emotions being experienced by the character she’s embodying.... Click Here For Review