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About Poperasops

Top of the Sops duo - Phillippa Lay and Victoria Wilson perform favourite opera, crossover and pop works with a difference!
Classical ensemble
Stroud
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Both Victoria and Phillippa began singing as children in local productions and choirs. They met through their singing teacher Louise Crane, after both had attended the Birmingham Conservatoire and have enjoyed performing a variety of musical styles together as Poperasops ever since. Poperasops love performing any style from opera to pop and their unique interpretations of modern classics and old favourites are something to behold. Whether you are looking for a tailored comedy set of pop songs performed ‘opera style’, or for competing sopranos battling it out to be crowned ‘Top of the Sops’ for a private or corporate event or concert, you can be sure Poperasops will look and sound magnificent, and bring a smile to your face!

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical crossover, Classical, Opera, Contemporary classical, Musical theatre
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Types:
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

OPERATIC/CLASSICAL/ITALIAN:
Ach Ich Fuhls
Barcarolle
Come Scoglio
Caro Mio Ben
The Dreame
Evening Prayer
From Rosy Bow'rs
Flower Duet
Funiculli Funicula
Houses & Gardens in the Heart of England
I Cannot Tell You What This Love May Be
Lascia Ch'io Pianga
Letter Duet
Lorsque Vous N'aurez Rien A Faire
Not All My Torments
O Mio Babbino Caro
O Sleep Why Dost Thou Leave Me
O Sole Mio
O Waly Waly
Poor Wandering One
Porgi Amor
Santa Lucia
Se Tu M'ami
Song To The Moon
Sposa son Disprezzata
Summertime
Torna a Surriento
The Trees on the Mountain
Weep You No More Sad Fountains
SACRED/ORATORIO:
Alleluja
Ave Maria
Come Unto Him
Esurientes
Et Exultatvit
Et Misericordia
Gloria Patri
How Beautiful Are the Feet
I Know That My Redeemer Liveth
Panis Angelicus
Quia Respexit
Rejoice Greatly
The Lord is My Shepherd
The Marvellous Work Behold Amazed
With Verdure Clad
CROSSOVER/CROSSOVER:
Angel
Art is Calling to Me
As Tears Go By
Auld Lang Syne
A Thousand Years
A Word on My Ear
A Whole New World
Barbie Girl
Bring Him Home
Caruso
Celebrate
Chandelier
Chasing Cars
Cinema Paradiso (Se)
Club Tropicana
Copacabana
Dance with my Father Again
Dancing Queen
Diamond
Don't Look Back in Anger
Fame
Fields of Gold
Flashdance
Fly Me To The Moon
Gangnam Style
Gangsters Paradise
Girl's Just Wanna Have Fun
Gloria (The Gift of Life)
Hallelujah
Hippopotamus Song
Holding Out For a Hero
How Long will I Love You
I Get a Kick Out of You
Il Mio Cuora Va/My Heart Will Go On
I Wanna Dance with Someone
I Will Always Love You/L'amore Sei Tu
Let's Do It
Let's Get Ready to Rumble
Let It Go
Love Changes Everything
My Way
Nella Fantasia
Never Enough
New York
Parklife
The Prayer
Quello Che Faro/Everything I Do
The Rose
Respectable
Saturday Night
S Club Party
Senza Catene/Unchained Melody
She
Skyfall
Someone to Watch Over Me
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Tell Him
Thrift Shop
Time To Say Goodbye
Total Eclipse Of The Heart
When I Fall In Love
When She Loved Me
Whisper Of Angels
Writing's On The Wall
You'll Be In My Heart
CHRISTMAS:
All I Want For Christmas
Away In A Manger
Because It's Christmas Deck The Halls
Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End)
Ding Dong Merrily
Do They Know It's Christmas
The First Nowell
Frosty The Snowman
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Hark The Herald
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
I Saw Three Ships
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Jingle Bells
Joy To The World
Last Christmas
Let It Snow!
Mary's Boy Child
Merry Christmas Everybody
Merry Christmas Everyone
Mistletoe and Wine
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
O Holy Night
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer
Silent Night
Santa Baby
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Sleigh Ride
Stay Another Day
Walking In The Air
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
When A Child Is Born
White Christmas
A Winter's Tale
Winter Wonderland
Wonderful Christmas Time
And Many More!
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our standard line up is 2 sopranos performing to good quality backing tracks, but we can add additional singers or live keyboard accompaniment if desired.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer a free playlist service for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 30 mins to 1 hour before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes, if the set list is in our known repertoire we can move around freely.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA system is included in your quote venue dependent. We usually require a minimum of 3 by 3 space to perform

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you, if we feel it is appropriate to our voice type.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

That we really love what we do and perform really well together. We can also perform a set of songs with a comedy slant which always goes down well.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Cadogan Hall Birmingham Town Hall Stratford Town Hall Stroud Subscription Rooms Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham Blake Theatre, Monmouth Hafren Theatr, Newtown

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£320
Up to 2 hours£640
Up to 3 hours£960
Packages
Comedy Popera Duo2 musicians
Poperasops would be delighted if you booked us for your event and if you do, we promise to bring stunning vocal performances, charismatic stage presence, lush harmonies, great outfits and a few hours of epic music!! :) As two experienced solo ensemble sopranos we'd suggest 2 x 30 minute sets of tailored pop music performed in a popera style including classics like Park Life, Don't Look Back in Anger, Let's Get Ready to Rumble, Thrift Shop, Gangsters Paradise, When Will I be Famous, Gangnam Style, Barbie Girl. We tailor set list content according to each event so if the above isn't quite right or you have specific songs that you would like included, we can certainly accommodate that, plus we’re easy to work with and can bring our own PAT tested PA equipment if needed. Looking forward to hearing from you.
£400
Classical Crossover Duo2 musicians
3 x 30-40 minute sets of tailored music for your event. Poperasops are two experienced solo and ensemble sopranos who sing everything from operatic classics, to pop songs like I Will Always Love You and Total Eclipse of the Heart. Book us for your event and we’ll ensure we wow the audience with serious vocal capability, spectacular high notes and captivating harmonies. We tailor set list content according to event type, plus we’re easy to work with and can bring our own PAT tested PA equipment if needed. Example Set List: Set 1: Well-known operatic solos and duets like Flower Duet, Nessun Dorma and Ach Ich Fuhls. Set 2: Well-known classical crossover solos and duets like The Prayer, I Will Always Love You andMy Heart Will Go On. Set 3: Well-known pop classics like Total Eclipse of the Heart, Chasing Cars and Skyfall. Book us to bring our stunning vocal performances, charismatic stage presence, lush harmonies, dazzling gowns and epic music to your venue soon!!
£400
Poperasops Christmas Cracker2 musicians
Poperasops would be delighted if you booked us for your event and if you do, we promise to bring stunning vocal performances, charismatic stage presence, lush harmonies, Christmas outfits and a few hours of epic music!! :) We'd suggest 3 x 30-40 minute sets of tailored Christmas music and as two experienced solo and ensemble sopranos we sing everything from pop, classical crossover and Christmas songs. We'd perform 3 sets of well known music along the following lines - Set 1: Carols Set 2: Christmas songs like White Christmas, Santa Baby, Rudolf Set 3: Christmas pop like Mistletoe & Wine, Stay Another Day, Merry Christmas Everybody. We tailor set list content according to each event so if the above isn't quite right or you have specific songs that you would like included, we can certainly accommodate that, plus we’re easy to work with and can bring our own PAT tested PA equipment if needed. Looking forward to hearing from you.
£400
Poperasops Party2 musicians
Poperasops would be delighted if you booked us for your event and if you do, we promise to bring stunning vocal performances, charismatic stage presence, lush harmonies, great outfits and a few hours of epic music!! :) As two experienced solo ensemble sopranos we'd suggest 3 x 30 minute sets of tailored pop music performed in a popera style including party classics like Respectable, Groove is in the Heart, Diamonds, I've Had the Time of My Life, Copacabana, Club Tropicana. We tailor set list content according to each event so if the above isn't quite right or you have specific songs that you would like included, we can certainly accommodate that, plus we’re easy to work with and can bring our own PAT tested PA equipment if needed. Looking forward to hearing from you.
£400
Wedding Ceremony and Drinks2 musicians
Your wedding day is the most special day of your life, an occasion to be shared with your closest friends and family. Poperasops soprano duo will add that extra charm to your day and provide a beautiful bespoke soundtrack to your day: 15-20 mins during your ceremony - entrance of the bride, signing of the register and exit e.g. Ave Maria, Panis Angelicus, The Prayer, Flower Duet, One Hand One Heart, 1000 Years, How Long Will I Love You 2 x 30-40 mins during drinks reception/wedding breakfast: e.g. I Will Always Love You, You'll Be In My Heart, Let's Fall In Love, She, Nella Fantasia, Senza Catene, Love Changes Everything, When I Fall In Love, I Get A Kick Out of You Whether you'd like singing during the ceremony, as your guests arrive, or during the reception, Poperasops are able to provide the music which will make your day as special as it can be.
£500

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Alex B, 1 year ago

Saw these 2 last night, very entertaining and energetic performance! I was having almost as much fun watching them as these ladies were having on stage! Great alternative act.

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Ali B, 1 year ago

Phillippa and Tora put on an outstanding performance in the most challenging weather conditions at our Beer Festival. Their mix of modern rock and pop songs sung in opera style was clever and unique - very impressive!

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