The Opera Diva's Boudoir

Musicals and Opera (opera, disabled-led)

  • theSpace @ Niddry St - Studio
  • 11:10
  • Aug 22
  • 45 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Baroness Tamara von Stein zu Leitershofen
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes
  • Accessibility:
    Relaxed Performance
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


The Baroness narrates her eventful riches-to-rags life story with the help of opera and operetta arias, Lieder, and maybe the odd song from a musical. She did it all for the love of art! This mostly sung show is equally fun for the opera lover as the opera-curious. With works by female and male composers across several centuries, it will have something new for everyone. Performed in the original languages with translation woven into the narration. Previously performed as a narrated recital, this Fringe cut is the first staged production.

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General venue access

  • Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 7 August, 14 August, 21 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Additional information: The show contains many different opera and opera style songs, which vary starkly in pitch and can often be very loud and very high. These songs are in different language. This might be distressing to people who are sensitive to sound. There are on stage costume changes. There will be no nudity, but the performer will be in a slip dress. Audiences will have the opportunity to communicate their needs before the performance begins.

Be aware that this show features:

  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Permission to move around and make noise

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to engage with performer
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Lisa 38 days ago

A real treat of a show .. fantastic storytelling making opera accessible and fun for all

Marie-Louise Mills 39 days ago

The Opera Diva's Boudoir: Top heavy vibrato without bravura. A disappointment as voice and story were totally mismatched.

Marie-Louise Brulatour Mills

Ruth 40 days ago

A lovely selection of classical and contemporary songs set out in an amusing narrative style. Very enjoyable.

Ian 53 days ago

Amusing and well sung mix of arias melded into a short and sweet story.

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FringeReview 49 days ago

This is an exquisite piece of theatre and I can’t think of a better way to discover what opera is all about.

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