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Our next production, to be presented on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 12th, 13th & 14th May, 2022 will be Claudio Monteverdi’s magnificent opera:

The performances will be sung in English, from Alan Curtis’s Edition (Novello & Co. Ltd. Booking details will be advised shortly, or contact us at the Email below to receive further details.

We are delighted that Music Director, Mark Jones, and Stage Director, Paul Hands have agreed to continue with the society.

  • Mark trained at the Royal College of Music and was twice winner of the Adrian Boult conducting scholarship. He spent 21 years as Music Director of Gresham’s School and is currently Music Director of Fakenham Choral Society.
  • Paul was Director of Drama at Gresham’s School for many years, where he worked in conjunction with Mark before retiring. He now directs on a freelance basis and is also director of Litcham Entertainment Group. He has the distinction of having directed multi award-winning Norfolk actress Olivia Colman.

Cast in order of appearance: Fortune – Gilly Morgan: Virtue – Kay Holmes: Otto – Julie Bjerregaard: Soldier 1 – Guy Hewitt: Soldier 2 – Stephen Mills: Poppea – Melissa Sampson: Nero – Katharine Jones: Arnalta – Gilly Morgan: Octavia – Alex Denman: Nurse – Susanne Smith: Seneca – Peter Walters: Drusilla – Denise Bridge: Mercury – Guy Hewitt: Liberto – Des Holmes: Lucan – Des Holmes: Lictor – Stephen Mills: Cupids¬†–¬†Janet Bryant Heron, Berni Alexandrou, Molly Percival

Four smaller, but by no means negligible soprano roles remain to be cast, namely Love, Page, Lady in Waiting and Venus. Please contact us at the Email below for further details if you would like to be considered

Monteverdi wrote this opera for church performances, and with this in mind, our fully staged performances will take place at St. Margaret’s Church, Cley-Next-the-Sea, NR25 7TT.

If you’d like to contact us, receive occasional news about the society, or would like to perform with us, please let us know at northnorfolkchamberopera@gmail.com

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