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Tickets:- £14.00 Concessions:- 13.00 Under 16:- £10.00
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Please find attached the audition pieces for the Magic Flute.
From 7.00 pm for ladies and 8.30 for gentlemen
If you have not sung with NNCO before and want to be in the chorus then you will need to sing at the auditions. Bring along any song or aria you are familiar with.
Performance dates at the Auden theatre Holt 12, 13 14th April 2018
Rehearsals at the Holt Youth Centre which is on Old Station Way off the Hempstead road. NR 25 6DH
Rehearsals will be on Mondays as usual and a rehearsal schedule will be sent out.
MONDAY 9 OCTOBER 2017
HOLT YOUTH CENTRE
SCHIRMER OPERA SCORE EDITION IN ENGLISH
Audition pieces for LADIES are:
1st Lady (soprano),
2nd Lady ( soprano or mezzo) and
3rd Lady ( mezzo/contralto): p11 to 21
ACT 1, Introduction:
“Die vicious snake, before our might”
Pamina (soprano) p108 to 110
ACT 2, No. 17 Aria:
“Ah I feel to grief and sadness”
Queen of the Night (coloratura soprano) p28 to 32
ACT 1, No. 4 Recitative and Aria
“In lonely grief I am forsaken”
Papagena (soubrette soprano) p153 to 158
ACT 2: Finale: “Pa-pa -pa”
1st Boy (soprano),
2nd Boy ( soprano or mezzo) and
3rd Boy ( mezzo/contralto) p106 to 108
ACT 2, No.16: Trio
Please note: Young people/children are welcome to audition
Audition pieces for MEN are:
Papageno (baritone) p22 to 23
ACT 1, No 2: Song
“ I am a man of wide-spread fame”
Tamino (lyric tenor) p25 to 27
ACT 1, No.3 Aria:“O image Angel like and fair”
High Priest (tenor or high baritone) and
Lower Priest (bass) p86 only
Monostatos (character tenor) p97 to 98
ACT 2, No.13 Aria: “All the World is full of lovers”
Sarastro (Bass) p103 to 105
ACT 2, No. 15 Aria: “Within these Holy Portals”
How very fortunate you are to secure the time and inspiration of the very talented and experienced Susie Self on the musical side and, with Karen Smith accompanying, what an exceptional team to lead the proceedings.
This double bill is ideal for NNCO and the starter of Menotti’s ‘The Telephone’ such fun and so highly appropriate in these days of mobile phones and the interruption of conversation. Susie Self brought together the duo of Sky Carver and Des Holmes into a most amusing interlude with him finally giving up and defeated by the telephone until he had the brilliant notion of using it himself. Sky Carver had all the coloratura trills and notes in full force, glamour and style and personality as the desired; and Des the smooth notes and counterpoint within the score as he pursued his purpose. It is a long time since seeing this piece and it was good to see it aired again.
To the main course and ‘Gianni Schicchi’ is the fun finale in the Puccini trio sequence and offered Des Holmes the chance to ask each character to create a personality within the family (nice groupings within the staging), to offer some very good ensemble work for the group with them around the bed of Buoso Donati. A death, a funeral and a will always brings out the worst in a family with each one wondering who will inherit and which part of the estate they wish for, and this offers so many opportunities for solos and lines and conversations and so all named characters of sister/cousin/nephew and niece/daughter/and others had their chance to shine. The interplay and interactions between characters heightened the humour into many funny moments, including, of course, the will re-writing with Lawyer, Des Holmes.
The young lovers looked most appropriate with the inclusion of Tristan Stocks by invitation for Rinuccio from his professional engagements as tenor elsewhere. Matching him as the sweet Lauretta, Melissa Sampson gave her all especially in the set piece ‘Oh my beloved father’ (only this translation ‘Daddy’!).
And in the title role, and dominating in stature and character, Andrew Masterson came up with all those many rich notes as he played the rest of the cast into second place, where did you find him, and do try to keep him on board as he is a treasure.
April 13th 14th 15th
North Norfolk Chamber Opera are delighted to present a comic double bill of Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” and Menotti’s “The Telephone”
Puccini created Gianni Schicchi from “a desire to laugh and make others laugh”.
When wealthy Buoso, head of the Donati family, dies his relatives are distraught to discover he has left everything to the local monastery. They turn to cunning Gianni Schicchi to help them alter the will. But does their plan succeed?
A highlight of the opera is the well-known aria is O Mio Babbino Caro (Oh My Beloved Father).
The opera will be starring young professional tenor Tristan Stocks. Tristan was a Britten-Pears young artist at Aldeburgh and has been awarded both the Grange Park and Susan Chilcott opera scolarships and has received a prize at the John Lill awards.
Menotti composed “The Telephone” in 1947 but it has an up to date relevance in the increasing obsession with social media.
Every time Ben attempts to propose marriage to his girlfriend Lucy, her telephone rings. Will his bright idea enable him to win her hand?
We are again privileged to have Susie Self as our musical director. Susie studied at The Royal College of Music and Cambridge University. Her opera “The Butt” premiered this summer at the Musiktheatretagen Festival in Vienna and she has just won a scholarship from Birmingham City University to read for a PhD in composition.
Tickets can be BOOKED ONLINE easily in advance at www.audentheatre.co.uk (Tel 01263 713444) or can be purchased at the door with cash or a cheque made out to North Norfolk Chamber Opera. From 24 March a helpline will be available.
Thank you to all the Performers, Stage hands, Front of House helpers and the Auden Theatre for helping to make Carmen such a success.
Biggest thanks to the Audiences, audiences were up from last year and people travelled from a far afield as Cambridgeshire and Yorkshire to see it, with one couple from Yorkshire, having seen the opening night came back for a second showing, as they enjoyed it so much.
We will now recover for a few weeks while thinking of our next venture.
First rehearsal in the Auden with the musicians tonight.
First impressions?? First rehearsal on stage, a couple of missed cues, two pieces of dialogue missed BUT a belting performance from every one of the Soloists.
And the chorus? Just wonderful.
First rehearsal maybe, but looking good, performers in costume (to feel and live the Part) before the dress rehearsal.
Technical rehearsal tomorrow, dress rehearsal Weds before the big night.
By which time it will be perfect 🙂
Look for Don Jose and and Escamilio, Carmen with a twist.
As mentioned in the EDP
Some photos to follow