Players of Opera Buffa! will take center stage improvise the lost opera La promessa della capra, realizing their potential as operatic vocalists who either further or ruin their careers in the process. The tragic tale of La promessa della capra tells a story of those caught between unwanted marriages, plagued by jealous ghosts, and lured by honeyed words of a deceitful goat.
Never fear, for this opera was composed in an avant-garde style and is poorly translated; you will sing big and passionately, but you need not sing well!
Play involves techniques inspired by operatic singing that support players in the hilarious endeavor of improvising a ridiculous story while shamelessly emulating the dramatic bravado of the operatic singing style.
Need demonstrations of the singing techniques? Here you go!
Opera Buffa! premiered at the Stockholm Scenario Festival 2017. The Stockholm Scenario Festival edition is free to download by following the link. The edition hosted here has some minor edits and updates.
Opera Buffa! was nominated by the IGDN for the 2018 Indie Groundbreaker Awards for "Best Rules" and "Most Innovative."
Practical: 5 - 8 players, 2 - 3 hours, medium to large open area, quite noisy.