During last night’s Olivier Awards, we were delighted to receive the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera, for the Children’s Ensemble in Britten’s Noye’s Fludde, our co-production with Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Lyndsey Turner directed a joyous production of Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece combining the talents of professional singers, actors and musicians along with participation from ENO Baylis Learning and Participation projects. The production Involved a Children’s Ensemble of 120 children from local schools, alongside other and children in lead roles, Noye’s Fludde told of the importance of courage, redemption and the promise of a new beginning.
East London school children appeared as the Animal Chorus, rehearsing weekly at their schools, before joining the full company at Stratford East in preparation for the shows.
ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbins and James Henshaw were nominated in the same category, for their joint conducting of our The Mask of Orpheus in October 2019.
We were also nominated twice for ‘Best New Opera Production’ with Hansel and Gretel, a co-production with Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, and for Noye’s Fludde with Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Congratulations to all those involved with the nominated productions.