Mystery European destination revealed

In case you were wondering where Hatstand Opera were this weekend, all is revealed in the photo, although sadly we were only sightseeing at this particular venue, not performing!

Lille is a lovely town, and we very much enjoyed the Beaux Arts Museum, the excellent food (if not all those pomme frites), and the old town architecture.

Us ladies also loved the shopping and admiring all the wonderful shoes, and then sadly deciding they were far too high and thin-heeled to perform in without the risk of fractured ankles!

Conquering Scunthorpe with opera!

A great success in Scunthorpe

We had a superb time last Saturday night entertaining with our “Bite at the Opera” show to a room packed with 170 guests, and the client was thrilled too.

“Thank you for a fabulous evening – you conquered Scunthorpe and who knew that was possible?  I should say it’s right up there with Glyndebourne!

Everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed themselves which is great for me because you slope off and I get to bask in your reflected glory.

Seriously though, your performance was magical and was such a help to Pentagon Rotary Club in our fundraising efforts on the night.”

MW, Pentagon Rotary Club, Scunthorpe


New Hatstand Opera website live and kicking

It’s bright, it’s bubbly, it’s orange, it’s our
new Hatstand Opera website!

After a month of intense planning, designing, writing and Photoshop-ing, our new website is now live to the world in all its cheerful glory. We hope it reflects our sense of fun, and sincere dedication to great opera entertainment in the UK and beyond.

We’ve added more images, more copy, and more detail, so you can find out all about our current shows and past commissions, for example. We’ve also created six new case studies, so you can see how other clients have put on shows for charity or in unusual locations – or both!

Nice though they are, studio or production shots don’t fully convey our go-anywhere ability, so we’ve included photos of us in real venues, sometimes before the audience even arrive.

And they are not all large-scale venues by any means, so you can see that we’ve performed in every type of venue from ruined castle to hotel conference ro0m, open air stage to private patio.

If you like what you see, please do Like us on your favourite social media, be it Twitter, Facebook, Google + or whatever the latest method is that we probably haven’t quite caught up yet with! Just use the little icons on this blog, or at the bottom of any page.