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‘THE DIVAS’ Puccini’s Suor Angelica & other scenes

‘THE DIVAS’ Puccini’s Suor Angelica & other scenes

An innovative studio production of Puccini’s lyric tragedy Suor Angelica combined with
other operatic excerpts will be presented onstage 15-18 April at the easily accessible
Factory Theatre in the heart of Newmarket.

Featuring 14 fabulous emerging ‘Divas’ in a workshop presentation of Puccini’s beautiful
one act opera ‘Suor Angelica’ plus scenes from Carmen, The Marriage of Figaro, Eugene
Onegin, The Magic Flute, The Beggars Opera, Orfeo & Eurydice, Cosi Fan Tutte and

Suor Angelica features Christina Orjis in the title role with Meghan Carppe as Abbess,
Harriet Crampton as the formidable Princess, Amanda Kirk as Sister Genevieve and
other singers in titled roles.

The Divas in scenes from other operas feature Charlotte Pridham as Carmen with Kelly
Harris as Zerlina, Brittany Logan (Polly), Tania Cheeseman (Fiordiligi), Stephanie Dow
(Dorabella), Alice Merrall (Cherubino), Ruth McKenna (Polly), Michelle Thorne (Queen
of the Night), Bronte Pierson (3 Lady) and Claire Johnston as the loveable Lucy.

Opera Factory’s resident Music Director, the infatiguable Rosemary Barnes leads and
accompanies the singers and the production is directed by Adam Thompson and Sally


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