Hampton Court House staged its first opera this summer. Noye’s Fludde by Benjamin Britten tells an adapted story of Noah and his drunken, reluctant wife from the medieval Chester Miracle Plays. However in the hands of conductor Kieran Brunt, the students and staff of Hampton Court House produced a show that was fresh and vivid.
The production was a milestone in collaboration between departments: music, drama, art and ballet all came together. The show included bespoke animation of the storm.
The chorus of animals, each complete with their own personal animal mask, was performed by the Middle Years students. The children sang and acted with great presence. The soloists and chorus had the opportunity to work alongside professional singers and instrumentalists from London, including the formidably-voiced Michael Mofidian as Noah.