“Papaioannou is a radiant Carmen, born to play the role, and sings as though she means every word.”

Carmen 2016

Bizet’s Carmen, directed by Nina Brazier at the Northern Aldborough Festival on 23rd June.

I have had so many positive comments from our sponsors and audience about the production, with more than one longstanding supporter saying it was the best opera they have seen in the church for many years.

Very clever of you both to cast such difficult roles with such good voices and actors, and the sound of the small band was terrific!

Robert Ogden, Aldborough Festival Director

Nina Brazier Director
Adam Green Conductor
Alexander James Edwards Don Jose
Lilly Papaioannou Carmen
Jenny Stafford Micaela
Alison Dunne Mercedes
Caroline Kennedy Frasquita
Jan Kapinski Escamillo
Sam Pantcheff Dancairo/Morales
Simon Gfeller Remendado