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Improvesarios - Improvised Opera Interview

In a series of interviews, we are chatting to artists involved with the 2024 Wandsworth Fringe. The Fringe Festival runs from 7th until 23rd June. 

In this interview, we chat with Improsarios about Improvised Opera which plays on 7th and 8th June at Home Community Cafe in Earlsfield.

Where did your arts career begin?
Our group, The Improvesarios, started at Trinity Laban conservatoire during our "Collab" week - where students can propose and lead projects. Rebecca Madden, our director, lead an improvised opera project that continued once the week ended. We've been performing around the country for the last year and a half.


What can you tell me about your show?
We create fully improvised operas from scratch based on audience suggestions. They are in English and suitable for all ages and all levels of familiarity with opera.
Where did the idea for the show come from?
We have many influences. Our most direct heritage comes from a still occasionally active older group called Impropera. We also take elements from shows like Showstoppers - The Improvised Musical and Whose Line Is It Anyway.
How do you prepare for a performance?
We have a series of improv games used to get our minds in a creative mood. From telling a story as a group one word at a time, to having to rapidly list names beginning with a letter.
What is the message of your show?
Opera can be fun, stupid and out of control. Forget stuffy or refined, come tell us exactly what you want to see.
If you were a biscuit, what would you be and why?
A McVities Family Circle box for the sheer variety of options depending on what you want taste wise.
Can you describe the show in three words?
Improvised operatic madness
When can people see the show and follow the journey beyond?
We are at WAF from the 7th to the 8th of June at the Home Community Cafe - Earlsfield
We are on all social media sites as @improvesarios
Our website is 

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