Both this evening and tomorrow, soprano Nadine Mortimer-Smith will be performing in Naked Opera at The Forge, Camden at 7:30pm. The idea behind Naked Opera is to find the bare truth behind opera singers and young professionals, and the reasons why they chose this career and lifestyle, and the challenges and triumphs that they face. A couple of weeks aho on BBC Radio 4’s Midweek, Nadine spoke to Hardeep Singh Kohli about the show, which narrates the stories of each persona the singers take on, and branching out to tell the stories of other people in opera.
Naked Opera is co-ordinated by charity Unexpected Opera, who create ‘stimulating and engaging’ productions, offering fresh and funny renditions of classic musical works. Accompanied by three other young professional operatic singers, and Unexpected Opera’s resident comic, Nadine reveals the naked truth behind opera, through a variety of classic arias.