December 11th 2016. La Boheme (Puccini), at The Bristol Bierkeller. A most surprising venue for opera but a really successful one, Opera in a Box gave delivered a most enjoyable performance of a highly popular opera. A cast of just eight managed to convey sense of place, with the most minimal of sets and just a piano for accompaniment. The singing was excellent, Richard Johnson gave a piano performance well worth the £10 ticket price on it’s own.
The production was in English and was somewhat pared down, especially the third act, but this did not distract. Opera in a Box are based in the South West and can be found on Facebook.