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Our Singing Waiters step back into Tudor times

30th Dec 2011

December has almost come to an end and it has been a very busy month for Opera Bespoke. Our singing waiters have been performing throughout the UK at Christmas parties, corporate events and weddings. Luckily the weather has been very mild this year and this has made travelling around the country so much easier than last year!
We always enjoy discovering new venues and sharing them with you. Earlier this month, our singing waiters were invited to perform at a wedding in Gorcott Hall, Warwickshire. It is a charming venue which has been renovated sympathetically to its Tudor period. Set in 5 acres of lawns and natural land, it is the perfect setting for a wedding day. Gorcott is an interesting venue -it’s a family home which once a month is vacated for the purposes of weddings. With a large kitchen, excellent staff and tasteful interior decor, the sense of home away from home is disarming and delightful in equal measure.
On this occasion, the mother of the bride was behind the “big surprise” and not a soul was aware that our singing waiters would be entertaining everyone during the wedding breakfast. Our singers masqueraded themselves as a waiter and waitress throughout the wedding breakfast, serving drinks, food and even helping one guest retrieve a lost handbag from the main building! The main course was traditional roast beef and Yorkshire puddings with a difference – each table had a head “carver” who donned a chef’s hat, carved the roast and served his table – a lovely touch! Our waiters were on hand to help and on standby to surprise guests once the main course had been cleared.
You can imagine everyone’s surprise as our professional opera singers burst into song and provided an exhilarating evening of operatic entertainment. We have to thanks all the guests who were an absolutely fantastic audience – ladies, gentlemen and children were standing on chairs singing along and waving their napkins in the air with broad smiles of delight and enjoyment. It was also very touching to see how moved the bride and groom were as our tenor sang “Nessun Dorma” as a special dedication to them – the singing brought tears to their eyes as they lovingly kissed one another. The father of the bride was also overwhelmed and could be seen giving his wife (who had organised the wonderful surprise) a big kiss to thank her for providing everyone with this unique and everlasting memory of the day.
The kind words we received from the mother of the bride, say it all:
“Words will never be enough to say how much we enjoyed the opera singing waiters.  All the guests are still talking about it.  They said it was absolutely stunning and even the children were so happy.  It was just magical and my husband and daughter cried and said it was the highlight of the evening.  
My husband congratulated me for organising such a wonderful event and said he will never forget those two opera singers.  As I said, I just cannot express how much happiness they gave to our wedding breakfast”.