Mozart in Midhurst

Round & About

Pop-Up Opera

Amazing vocal acrobatics in a village hall setting would normally emanate from whatever activity was happening in that community space – usually a fete, a parish meeting or a mothers’ meeting. Pop-up Opera is about to change all that for the village of Elsted, turning the hub of this community into an acoustic auditorium.  

As well as engaging operatically, the performances will be brought to life for audiences with “silent movie” captions telling the story of the act. It could be a pair of actresses battling it out to be the prima donna of the score, or a pair of lovers expressing their feelings for each other. This tour sees an exciting collaboration with New British Music Theatre Award nominee Anna Pool. She says: “It’s so exciting to get to work with Mozart’s music. His world is vivid, funny, ridiculous – artists argue, create and constantly battle! I’m enjoying exploring the characters, and it is hugely rewarding.” 

Pop-Up Opera, at Elsted Village Hall, GU29 0JY on Tuesday, 24th July. Visit