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Opera Bespoke’s Singing Waiters perform at Soho House, London

28th Jun 2011

Our Singing Waiters have been particularly in demand for weddings during these Summer months, but it is not only brides and grooms who want to be entertained by our singers. Our Singing Waiters are very much in demand for corporate events and private parties this Summer.  Our performance brings any event to life and leaves guests with lasting memories and a truly unique experience.
Last week Soho House was the venue for a “goodbye party” for a departing VIP from a prestigious marketing company. After more than 15 years of dedication to the firm, its employees wanted to make sure that they put together a leaving party with panache and style that would be remembered for years to come.  They were looking for surprise entertainment with the "wow" factor.
Soho House, founded in 1995, is a private members’ club located in the heart of fashionable Soho. It is a haven away from the bustle of the streets below and a discreet getaway for members. Many celebrities can be spotted coming and going from this hip establishment. The basement, downstairs, is a cosy, comfortable space with deep sofas and secluded snugs and the backdrop for our surprise act.
Following the surprise and comical start to proceedings, guests were bowled over by the amazing performances of our world class tenor and soprano who had everyone shouting for encores by the end of the show. We were asked to incorporate a special request “Nobody Does It Better” as part of the performance – what better song to dedicate to a departing VIP?! There were cheers and tears as the singers sang a specially arranged version of the song as a moving finale to a fantastic show.
“Thank you very much for contributing so much to making last night such a successful evening…….the singers were superb!”
And now for our weekly opera fact:   After an opera, it is appropriate to yell “bravo” for a man and “brava” for a woman. If you want to cheer for two or more singers, use the plural form, which is “bravi”. If the group consists only of women, yell “brave”. Audiences in Italian opera houses can be particularly strong in communicating whether they dislike a performer by whistling loudly to show their discontent!