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Singing Waiters Wow Italian Wedding Guests

30th Apr 2012

It’s the start of the wedding season and my goodness what a fantastic wedding for our singing waiters act to kick off what is going to be a wonderful year of celebrations with the Queen’s Jubilee and the Olympics just around the corner. Nestled in the Hampshire countryside near to the natural beauty of the New Forest is situated the Norton Park Hotel, one of the finest hotels in Hampshire. A perfect venue for a night of wedding celebrations that would bring together Italian and English guests who unknown to them were to be wowed by world class opera singers who have performed on the UK’s finest opera stages including the Royal Opera House and Glyndebourne.
In disguise as Norton Park’s banqueting manager, the headwaiter and his second in command were our three surprise singing waiters – a tenor, soprano and mezzo soprano. They were everything you would expect from five star staff – polite, extremely helpful and above all happy to please!
As dessert was served and more champagne poured, the banqueting manager made a special announcement with the approval of the bride and groom in honour of the departing Italian headwaiter who would be returning to Milan after 8 wonderful years at Norton Park. He and his staff had provided first class service and the wedding guests were keen to show their appreciation as they all joined in a round of applause. In a deep Italian accent the headwaiter delivered a courteous thank you speech and then as the guests were hanging on his every word he decided to sing! “Maestro please” he ordered, it was singing waiters show time!
His outstanding performance of La Donna E Mobile had all the guests on their feet for a standing ovation and cheers of gratitude. Before they had time to take in what they had just experienced came the stunning banqueting manager as Carmen. She serenaded the gentlemen with roses performing the Habanera under the watchful eye of their wives. It was not long before the room turned into a sea of napkins as the Italian and English guests were waving them in the air as they sung the chorus of Funiculi Funicula at the top of their voices. Glasses were swung from side to side to the drinking song Libiamo and everyone was dancing and waltzing to Time to Say Goodbye, a special request piece.
It was such a special performance by our singing waiters that there were tears in the eyes of each of the wedding party on the top table and the applause and cheers from the Italian and English guests could be heard deep in the countryside.
“What can I say? Wow! And that was the reaction from absolutely everybody. We absolutely loved the show and the professionalism was second to none. Fantastic!”