In a project involving more than a thousand young people, Mid Wales Opera joins 5 venues across Wales to present a new interpretation of Benjamin Britten’s opera Noye’s Fludde.
Mrs Noye has lost her way. She has got mixed up with ‘the wrong sort’ and has abandoned her husband and her children. Mr Noye has become increasingly obsessed with the effect of deforestation on the climate and is looking to save the planet and his marriage.
The production is supported by Size of Wales, a scheme to sustain an area of tropical rain forest the size of Wales as part of the national response to climate change.
Hundreds of young actors, singers, instrumentalists and dancers from every region of Wales work alongside Mid Wales Opera’s professional orchestra and principal singers, with choreography created by Ballet Cymru.
Noye’s Fludde was an early 15th Century mystery play. Britten's setting was first performed in 1957, and is his best known work for children.
Noye's Fludde was performed in Gwyn Hall, Neath, Aberystwyth Arts Centre and Theatr Brycheiniog, Wales.
photo: Mrs Noye and her gossips, copyright David Pugh