may have just passed, but in Buxton Opera House on the first and
second of April, it's already Christmas Eve, in a freezing Paris
attic! Prepare to have your tiny hands frozen, as The New Opera
Company, Derby brings an exciting mixture of familiar and fresh
faces to a new production of Puccini's romantic masterpiece.
Sarah Potts, Judith Hanson and Andrew Lockwood head the cast in
the well-loved bittersweet depiction of life amongst the impovrished
"Bohemian" artists, writers and musicians of nineteenth
century Paris. Comedy and tragedy intermingle unforgettably, as
two very different pairs of lovers head towards their contrasting
fates. Famous arias include "Lovely maid in the moonlight",
Musetta's delicious "Waltz song"..and, of course,
"Your tiny hand is frozen"
the company for more details
season of goodwill
Delights, our latest concert offering, toured Derbyshire
over the winter, and made us lots of new friends in places where
live Grand Opera isn't often seen. Incredibly, one of the coldest
Novembers in years didn't put a damper on procedings with large
audiences sometimes braving ice and snow to see us. A Christmas
Concert at The United Reformed Church, Alvaston, ended with plenty
of seasonal cheer and some very fetching headgear and tinsel scarves
worn by the ladies and gentlemen of the company. (The "Shrek
2" hat with the little ears was a particular standout!)
can do it for you!
you are interested in having the NOC perform for your venue or organisation
- please mail us to discuss how we can help you. We raise hundreds
of pounds for charities and organisations every year across the
county. We can't promise to be quite as grandly turned out as in
our recent production of The Magic Flute (below) - but you
will get a stageful of singers for a memorable evening. We are already
taking bookings well into 2005, so don't delay - get in touch!
Wednesday March 30, 2005
for a little stroll down memory lane, check out a real blast from
the past! We have pictures, which have just come to light from
way back in 1984, when we made one of our first visits to Buxton
with another Puccini masterpiece.Madame
Are you hiding your light under a bushel? Is there a diva or a
Don Giovanni in you, dying to get out? Then amateur Grand Opera
could just be the thing for you! As you can see in our top feature,
we are still casting principal singers, but we are also on the
lookout for new chorus members- to join us for our 2005 production,
you just fancy a fun hobby, or are intrigued in singing as a career,
the NOC has something for you. As the stories of some of our past
members show - it could lead to something big!
you need is enthusiasm, the ability to sing (approximately) in
tune, and to be prepared to miss (or video) Coronation Street
every Wednesday. Mail us today, and get a life!
the New Opera Company