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Thursday the 27th of Jan 2016

They’re a little bit classical, they're a little bit rock n' roll. They’re also very funny, a little bit silly and a whole lot entertaining.

No ordinary operatic duo, the powerful tenors Tim Lole and Neil Allen rip up the rule book with a bravura act encompassing classical Verdi, Elvis Presley, Lloyd Webber, Chopin… and Frank Spencer.

One moment they’re moving members of the audience to tears by the emotion of an intense operatic aria – the next they’re making them cry with laughter at their slapstick humour and comedy impressions.

The Fabulous Opera Dudes

Outrageously brilliant, this unique double act's 'operatic cabaret' lifts the evening and makes it truly special, a fantastic blend of opera, swing and show songs, sensational voices, superb witticisms and good clean 'Carry On' fun. A gem of entertainment.

'They're funny, they swing and boy can they sing.' Buzz Magazine

Following formal musical studies at Trinity College Cambridge, Tim Lole's freelance career has encompassed performances with The Royal Opera House, City of Birmingham Touring Opera, Scottish Opera, Glyndebourne Opera and Opera North.

Neil Allen came to singing later than most, and via the unusual route of bricklayer / singing comedy duo hobbyist. After private training, however, Neil's concert platform work has been extensive, and he has sung with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia and the Orchestra of Opera North.

'Neil Allen's sweet tenor voice was perfect.' Times

'These are conspicuously skilful performers - everyone is exhilarated on stage and off!' Guardian

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