26 JUL 2011

New Devon Opera's production of Carmen

It was good to visit the Flavel in Dartmouth and meet with Linda Hughes, Chair of New Devon Opera to hear about the work of the New Devon Opera, which successfully combines professional singers and musicians with a community chorus. It was also a chance to discuss how companies like NDO can be constrained by excessive bureaucracy; the community chorus cannot for example include children due to overly restrictive regulations and it is a shame to see that these rules can prevent children from having the chance to perform.

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