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Nevill Holt Opera is delighted to announce a full-scale outdoor production of Noye's Fludde (Noah's Flood) by Benjamin Britten as the closing highlight of our 2017 Summer Festival.

Featuring 130 local Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Rutland school children, conducted by NHO's Artistic Director Nicholas Chalmers and directed by Royal Opera House Director of Opera Oliver Mears, this will be NHO's first community children's opera.

 With performances at 2pm and 5pm on both Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July 2017, the Nevill Holt estate will play host to the community opera set in the stunning surrounds of it's landscaped gardens. 130 East Midlands school children will perform alongside some of the UK's leading operatic professionals. 

The relaxed environment and spectacular 50 minute production promises to make Noye's Fludde the perfect introduction to opera for children, young adults and families, and will count towards your ACE Artsmark.


Tickets available online via Eventbrite ticketing.

For school parties, please call the NHO Office.

'A stunningly effective spectable...a resonant, entrancing production' (Opera Magazine)

'An enchanting show' (The Sunday Times)

'Simply gorgeous' (Irish Times)


This production of Noye's Fludde at Nevill Holt Opera is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, with generous support from  the K T Wong Foundation, the David Ross Foundation, the Garfield Weston Foundation and a number of individual donors. This project will be delivered in partnership with the David Ross Education Trust, Oakham School and Rutland Music Education Hub.


2pm and 5pm Saturday 1st - Sunday 2nd July 2017