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Singing Waiters perform for a private birthday celebration at the Hotel Du Vin, Henley-on-Thames

1st Mar 2011

What we love about our Singing Waiters is that they can entertain guests no matter how big or small an event. Our Singing Waiters have brought their special touch to so many different occasions, from corporate events of over 500 guests to small intimate events of less than 20 guests. No matter how big or small an event, our professional opera singers always leave guests with lasting memories and the experience of listening to the country’s top opera singers singing live, close up, especially for their them.
We were recently invited to perform at the Hotel Du Vin for a very intimate 50th birthday celebration of 20 guests. Close to the River Thames, in the fashionable town of Henley, this boutique hotel offers style and sophistication. Housed in the old Brakspears Brewery, the industrial heritage of this Georgian building has been sympathetically preserved, from exposed brickwork and iron work to the elegance and warmth of the Canata Room. This cosy beamed room is in the oldest part of the hotel and is ideal for an intimate dinner party. What could be more perfect for an exclusive and stylish birthday celebration and an evening of operatic entertainment, which our surprise singing waiters had in store? 

Our singers masqueraded themselves as an Italian waiter and the restaurant manager and blended in meticulously with the slick waiters at the Hotel Du Vin. Following our surprise and comical introduction, guests were mesmerised by the outstanding performances of our world class tenor and soprano who brought everyone to their feet in a standing ovation. Guests were able to enjoy popular opera favourites like “Nessun Dorma” from Turandot and the “Brindisi” (drinking song) from La Traviata and we included a special dedication for the birthday boy “Nobody Does It Better”! 

 “The performance was excellent and above all expectation. Please send a warmest thank you to the performers from us and all our guests. Their performance made our night unforgettable. The whole experience starting from visiting your website and having a chat with you to the final performance was a delight. I would like to thank you personally for taking care of every little detail. It was such a pleasure dealing with you”.

And now for our interesting opera fact, did you know that when Charles Gounod’s (1818-1893) opera Faust wasn’t selling tickets, the producer gave away tickets for the first 3 performances to people from outside the town and announced that the performances were sold out. Wondering what all the fuss was about, the public began buying tickets, and Faust became an overnight success!