Noye’s Fludde is on the way !!
02 December 2014
As early as 2011, Arie van Beek (Orchestre de Picardie Music Director) expressed his wish to conduct in Picardy this opera in one act composed by Benjamin Britten in 1957. This participatory work, rarely played in France, was written to be performed mainly by amateurs (instrumentalists and singers). It also associates the audience.
This production of Orchestre de Picardie has inspired 4 other ACT partners: Melbourn Village College, Royal Opera House Learning and Participation, Southend YMCA and the University for the Creative Arts. Please visit our "Partners" page for more information. They all have pooled their means and know-how to bring this production to life, also associating school children from both sides of the Channel. Other talents have joined the network for the occasion: Amy Lane is directing the stage, Tine Bech is making the children play with light, Lucy Griffiths has led the design of the headdresses and Karl Longbottom has produced the Arch, Rainbow, Sun, Moon and Stars (of which you can see an early sketch on the right).
After two performances in Picardy on 15 and 17 January 2015, the show will be performed again in England on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 March at the Comberton Sports and Arts, Cambridgeshire.
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