The internationally renowned Opera-lele has rapidly established itself as one of the most innovative and exciting new acts in the world.
Opera-lele is a unique comedy music act specialising in performing music from opera and musical theatre accompanied by the emotionally powerful yet understated twang of their ukuleles!
Having trained as singers at the Royal College of Music and Goldsmiths College in London, George Bartle and Amanda Harkett have gone on individually to forge careers for themselves as entertainers of the highest calibre.
In 2016, Opera-lele burst onto the music scene with a Main Stage festival performance. The audience was stunned and excited by what they saw and heard. Opera-lele received a standing ovation and were described by many as the hit of the festival.
Since then, Opera-lele has been collecting standing ovations at festivals, theatres, churches, castles and even private islands across the UK and overseas.
Their performances include appearances at the Canterbury International Arts Festival, Music on the Marr Festival, Halesworth Arts Festival, Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival, South Downs Folk Festival, nearly every ukulele festival in the UK and in Poland, Austria, Finland, Czech Republic, Ireland and Germany.
They have toured extensively around the UK with their critically acclaimed full-length theatre shows 'Access All Arias', 'Licence to Trill' and their 'Opera-lele's Christmas Show'.
In 2017, these National Treasures In Waiting were voted 'Breakthrough Ukulele Artist' by the readers of UKE Magazine and in 2023 were runners up in the 'Ukies Awards' in the Best Duo/Band catagory.
What people have said about Opera-lele
"We would be delighted to have you back; our punters will make us have you back; your very funny set sent me on my way cackling!"
Richard Johnstone, director, Music on the Marr Folk Festival
"Opera-lele brought the house down with their clever and thoroughly entertaining show! Simply brilliant."
Matthew Wetmore, director, Halesworth Arts Festival
"Opera-lele is like nothing you've seen before. Brilliantly funny and supremely talented. Bravo!"
Camilla Hastings, The Queen's Hall Theatre