From the terraces to the stalls: football fans swap Stamford Bridge for a night at the opera

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From the terraces to the stalls: football fans swap Stamford Bridge for a night at the opera

As art forms go, Opera can be pretty divisive: even some of the most cultured of us don't like it.

But Michael Volpe, the director of Opera Holland Park, saw that as a challenge. He decided to convince three Chelsea fans, whose usual exposure to groups of people singing is at football matches, into enjoying arias, tenors and sopranos.

He filmed the experience in the hope of breaking down opera's elitist image and also proving that anyone can enjoy it.

The three newly converted fans Rob Joyce, Adam Porges and Harry Mechael, came into London Live with Michael to tell Luke Blackall about their experience.

 

 

 

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