WESTON -- Opera Theatre of Weston co-artistic directors Lise Messier and Nan Nall present Benjamin Britten’s "Noye’s Fludde" (Noah’s Flood) at the Weston Playhouse on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
The one-act opera by Britten relates the well-known biblical tale in song and dance, with 32 local children on the stage as Noah’s sons and their wives and an array of animals. The performances feature an actual ark constructed by Putney resident and world renowned boat builder, Graeme King.
Noah’s sons will be performed by local teenagers Evan Saito, Matthew Eckler and Brandon Bailey; Anjelica Carroll, Katherine McNally and Claire Mercier play their wives.
The children will perform alongside Houston Grand Opera baritone Christopher Besch in the part of Noah, Chicago Lyric Opera and Stratton resident Peggie Telscher as his wife Mrs. Noah, and Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Producing Director Steve Stettler, as The Voice of God.
Stage Director Diana Stugger will be joined by Music Director Angela Hines-Gooch, Choreographer is Ashley Hensel-Browning and Costume Designer is Robina D’Arcy-Fox.