Narropera is a synthesis of musical clarity and the art of public story-telling, aiming both to entertain and enlighten. The musical arrangements thread through the opera’s narrated story. The audience should leave a narropera performance knowing a great deal more about the story, and having enjoyed the music a-fresh, in an expanded literary context.
The Ashford Youth Jazz Orchestra comprises young jazz musicians aged 12 to 18 from the secondary schools in Ashford. They play a range of big-band swing and blues numbers, ballads and film themes, with all solos being improvised.
Come & Sing in this year’s festival with wonderful, local and hugely experienced singer and educator, Rebecca Lodge. Have a try at an opera chorus, sing a show-tune or two and have a crack at some choral music.