Thursday 21 November 2013, 7.00pm
Britten Centenary Weekend: Noye’s Fludde
Paul Kildea conductor
Martin Duncan director
Francis O’Connor set & costume designer
Andrew Shore Noye
Dame Felicity Palmer Mrs Noye
Young people from Lowestoft schools and choirs
Generations of schoolchildren the world over know it – and in his 2012 film Moonrise Kingdom director Wes Anderson reaffirmed it – Britten’s opera is simply spellbinding theatre, an unforgettable experience for performers and audience alike, and some of the finest of all music written for young people. And not just young people – Britten’s dream of a community of musicians and a composer in his community is realised to perfection in an opera where professional singers and instrumentalists perform side by side with their young colleagues. Even the audience, in thunderous renditions of famous hymn tunes, actively participate in the biblical drama of Noah and his ark. Touching, vivid, celebratory, occasionally comic and ultimately profoundly moving, Noye’s Fludde, performed in the composer’s birthplace, takes its rightful place as one of the centrepieces of the centenary celebrations.
Aldeburgh Music would like to thank Suffolk County Music Service (Philip Shaw – Head of Service) and Suffolk Music Education Hub for their support and work on this production in the schools and community of Lowestoft.
Supported by the Nicholson family and Lindsay & Sarah Tomlinson
St Margaret’s Church, Lowestoft
This performance is part of our Autumn-Winter 2013 season.
Priority Booking dates are as follows:
Annual Donors Friday 17 May until Monday 3 June
Friends Booking Tuesday 4 June
Advance Booking List (including e-ABL) Wednesday 19 June
General Booking Tuesday 2 July
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