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Opera Bespoke’s Singing Waiters perform at Cannizaro House

25th Jul 2011

Our Singing Waiters have been very much in demand for weddings during these Summer months and we have had the privilege of performing for brides, grooms and their guests up and down the UK. Every wedding is different, unique and full of joyful emotion. Our Singing Waiters bring any event to life and leaves guests with lasting memories and a truly unique experience.
Last Saturday, Cannizaro House was the venue for a wedding celebration with a difference. The bride and groom hosted a wedding celebration party for over 150 guests at the stylish, boutique hotel in Wimbledon. Cannizaro House is a captivating beauty of a place, famous for her sumptuous interiors and elegant entertaining. The hotel is set in the beautiful parkland of Wimbledon Common. The house is over 300 years old and has 46 individually designed rooms and a 2 AA rosette award-winning restaurant. The hotel showcases works of art by established and new artists - the backdrop for our surprise opera act.
Guests were invited to a screening of the bride and groom’s ceremony on the front lawn as our string quartet played a selection of wedding favourites in the background. The guests then moved into the house where they were treated to an afternoon and evening filled with top class food and entertainment. As guests sipped on champagne and tucked into lavish canapés,  a classical guitarist played a selection of Spanish classics, Limelight jazz band played some wonderful live jazz and then the highlight and surprise of the evening...our Singing Waiters. 
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.   Our soprano wowed guests by mingling amongst them and serenading the gentlemen while our fantastic tenor delighted in teaching everyone the chorus to Funiculi Funicula which they joined into with great aplomb!   There were cheers and tears as the singers sang their moving finale and the bride and groom knew they has been treated to a very special performance which was unforgettable.
The wedding was filmed by Zeus films and photos were taken by David Michael photography who were both a joy to meet.
And now for our weekly opera fact:   When 6 foot  4 inch, 330 lb bass singer Luigi Lablache was cast as a prisoner wasting away in a dungeon, the audience burst into laughter at the first words he sang: “I’m starving.”!!!!