Opera Theatre seeks audience singers for Noye’s Fludde

Opera Theatre of Weston artistic directors Nan Nall and Lise Messier will present a new production of Noye’s Fludde by Benjamin Britten at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland and at the Weston Playhouse in January.  Britten arranged three well-known hymns for this opera to be sung by the “congregation” to underscore the drama unfolding on the stage.  As part of OTW’s ongoing outreach work, the company will hold rehearsals for anyone wishing to learn the special congregational music to be sung as audience members while attending the public performances.

For the Rutland performance, the rehearsals will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday Dec. 30 at Trinity Church, 85 West St. in Rutland  and at the dress rehearsal from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday Jan. 5 at the Paramount Theatre, 30 Center St.

Rehearsals at the Weston Playhouse, 703 Main St. in Weston, will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday Jan. 10  and at the dress from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday Jan. 11.  Please phone 824-3821 or e-mail otw@sover.net to sign up for rehearsals. Go to www.paramountlive.org or call 802-775-0903 to purchase tickets for the Rutland performance. Tickets for the Rutland performance are $15 and $28. To purchase tickets for Weston performances, call 824-3821 or e-mail otw@sover.net. Tickets for the Weston performance are $20 and $28 for adults; $15 for students

The one-act opera is a unique take on the well-known biblical tale of Noah and his Ark.  Continuing OTW’s mission of “bringing children to opera and opera to children,” this production will include local youngsters taking the parts of Noye’s sons and their wives and 12 pairs of animals.  Three professional adults will perform the roles of Noah (Christopher Besch of Houston Opera), Mrs. Noah (Stratton resident Peggy Telscher of Chicago Opera) and The Voice of God (Weston Playhouse Theatre Company producing director Steve Stettler).  Noye’s Fludde will mark the 13th professional OTW Opera in Winter production.  For further information, go to www.operatheatreofweston.com.

Schedule of Performances

Sunday, Jan. 6                                             2 p.m.                                Paramount Theatre, Rutland

Saturday, Jan. 12                                         2 p.m.                                Weston Playhouse, Weston

Sunday, Jan. 13                                           2 p.m.                                Weston Playhouse, Weston

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