Magic Flute Photo Gallery

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A Photo Gallery of the Production of the Magic Flute.

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Hi Everyone

NNCO will be holding their AGM at the Methodist Church Holt on 11 June at 7.30.

As well as the usual items , next years production will be revealed.

Nibbles and drinks will be supplied.

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NODA Magic Flute Review

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North Norfolk Chamber Opera Presents

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The Magic Flute

North Norfolk Chamber Opera presents

The Magic Flute

12-14th April 2018

7:30 Auden Theatre Holt

Tickets:- £14.00  Concessions:- 13.00  Under 16:- £10.00

Auden theatre Box office



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Auden Theatre Box Office Details

Auden Theatre Box office Link for The Magic Flute is here


Auden Theatre Facebook page is here

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Production 2018-Auditions

Hi Singers

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.

Details below

North Norfolk Chamber Opera







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”

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NODA Review

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.

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April Poster

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This April

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 (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.

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