Info for Singers

Info for Singers

WHERE WE ARE
The Old Corset Factory (OCF), Great Easton, Leicestershire
Picture shows the corset factory and corsetieres in 1910


WHO WE ARE
Music director ~ Nicholas Bosworth
Artistic director ~ Gillian Leftwich
Her husband ~ Mel Christie (they live in the OCF

WHAT WE DO
One act operas {Bizet (Djamileh), Menotti (The telephone), William Walton (The Bear), Barber (A hand of bridge), Wolf-Ferrari (Susanna's secret), Pergolesi (La serva padrona), Holst (Savitri), Rossini (L'inganno felice), Martin Read (Rainforest)}.

Themed programmes (Mainly Mozart, French Touch, Shakespeare in opera)
Reductions of full length operas (Martha, Hansel & Gretel, Don Carlo)
Semi-staged & costumed
Directed from the piano by Nicholas Bosworth.

WHERE WE DO IT
Rehearsals ~ initial music session in London, then intensive few days in OCF
Performances - 30-seater OCF and other small venues in East Midlands and elsewhere
Toured Rainforest in 5 counties in 2007 and in 8 venues in 2009

WHAT ELSE WE DO
Workshops in local state schools (HMS Pinafore, Hotel Paree, Several Sinful Scenes, Hansel & Gretel)  and in the local community (Pinafore, Martha, Don Carlo)
Director - Susan Moore


AUDITIONS
Auditions are held from time to time, usually in London. They are advertised on this website.

 

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