REHEARSAL SHOTS Nov/Dec 2006 - PERFORMANCES 12 & 13/01/07 - Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St. Anne's, Lancashire.
Jane Evans, who was too play the lead role of Violetta, was hospitalised just days before the production. Pat Pictor formerly of Opera North cleared her schedule to step into the role but sang from the orchestra pit with a member of the chorus - Barbara Butcher - who was familiar with this production acting on stage.
North Star Opera produces high quality opera in the North West of England with a small cast of invited singers (me among them).
Recent productions La Traviata 12 & 13/01/07, Opera Gala 03/08/07
Next - Christmas Extravaganza - Sunday 16/12/07For 2008 - "Puccini - Love, Passion, Death" - a revival of this splendid 2004 production which always deserved a wider audience**** "With this intriguing title North Star Opera explored aspects of Puccini who was a master at comprehending the complex emotions of life and death. A cleverly executed programme showed four extended scenes from the best known Puccini works, which were all concerned with the conflicting strong emotions of the title."
Thanks to Alan Shepherd who assisted with the photoshoot.