Opera events organised by The Pimlott Foundation:

Hansel and Gretel February 2015

Hansel-and-Gretel-eFlyerHansel and Gretel was our mega ‘Opera Event’! Featuring professional and local singers, orchestra and pupils from 6 schools, it was performed at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester. Directed by Penny Cliff, with Mark Austin as Musical Director, the opera was a huge success. Further information can be found under our Hansel and Gretel section of the website.

Midsummer Open Weekend June 22 & 23 2013


Old House and Gardens was open to the public on June 22/23rd. It featured an exhibition by 20 local artists and sculptors, a pop up mail art shop, plant stalls and refreshments.
Sunday also featured the Phil Sweeting Swingband, and Opera al Fresco.
It was a really successful event – despite the weather! The concert moved swiftly into the Barn – and performers adapted amazingly!
It was really impressive to see how easily the young performers interacted with the professionals – but after all, that’s what Pimlott Foundation is all about…
Thanks to all for tolerating British Weather so well….

Artist who exhibited 2013  were
Alexander Blustin    Prints
Rebecca Guyver      Mailart
Michael Goodey      Garden / Sculpture
Jane Lewis              Paintings
Alison Stockmarr     Cards/ Viewing Boxes   alisonstockmarr@hotmail.co.uk
Helen Maxfield        Prints
Louise Greenwood   Pottery Sculpted
Stuart Harling          Paintings
Kate Powis and Steve Butler  Garden Sculpture
Philippa Dow            Calligraphist and Painter / Dedham     donated her big Watercolour painting  Tulips which raised 350£
Brenda Jones           Painter
Michael Crowe         Painter
Charles Debenham  Painter
Ed Keeble               Painter
Colin Mc Allister      Ink on Paper  snublic@hotmail.com
Paul Vousden          Painter
Penny Cliff              Cushions
Natasha Holmes      Scarves
Jaymini Bedia          Silk work
Lois Cordelia            Scissorcuts and Painitngs
Jon Pollard              Painting
Julia Watson          Painting
Juliet Lockhart         Wood Sculptures
Delia Tournay-Godfrey  Painting
Richard Hayward      Photography

The Magic Flute, opera by W A Mozart – 30 August 2008 at Framlingham College

Magic Flute Programme

Magic Flute Programme

•    Director: Penny Cliff
•    Designer: Mamoru Iriguchi
•    Lighting: Stuart Brindle
•    Stage Management: Liz Burton
•    Ass. Director: Zoe Tweed
•    Repetiteur: Daniel Law
•    Inga Goldsmith
•    Orchestra of St Paul’s Convent Garden
•    The Pimlott Players
•    Conductor: Ben Palmer
•    Queen of the Night: Stacey Wheeler
•    Sarastro: Kyung Sik Woo
•    Pamina: Sarah Moule/ Sarah Gabriel
•    Tamino: Adam Magee
•    Papageno: Hakan Vramsmo
•    Papagena: Laura Wright
•    1.Lady: Julia Roberts
•    2. Lady: Daniela Bechly
•    3.Lady: Louise Poole
•    Monostatos: Peter Wilman
•    Speaker: Mark Saberton
•    1.Armed Man: Angus McCallister
•    1.Boy: Charlotte Walters
•    2.Boy: Phoebe Pimlott
•    3.Boy: Olivia Castle

See some more images here.

An Evening of Purcell – Saturday 2 February 2008  


Dedham Assembly Rooms
The Ode to St Cecilia, An Evening Hymn, Music for a while, Fairest Isle, Rejoice in the Lord always and  Dido and Aeneas
Director Jeremy Hughes  Laurentian Baroque Ensemble and Choir
With Julie Roberts, Daniela Bechly, Stephen Varcoe, Angela Bostock, Laura Wright, Charlotte Walters, Anna Bashall, Patrick McCarthy and Peter Crawford


Operatic Soiree – 9 and 10  October 2009
Dedham Assembly Rooms
Daniela Bechly, Megan Peel, John Marshall, Hakan Vramsmo, Christohopher Blades, Sarah Jane …., James Longford piano and the Pimlott Foundation Singers

Opera al Fresco – 15 July 2012 – in the Gardens of Old House
•    Direction – Penny Cliff
•    Pre Entertainment
•    Wind ensemble:  Mary Blanchard – Flute, Sandy Tate – Clarinet, Janet Brook –  Oboe, Tim Hughes – Bassoon, Stephen Rumsey – Horn
•    George Ireland  Piano, Anna Bashall  Summertime, Alex Bryant – Music of the Night
•    Inga Goldsmith Piano
•    Codrutza Oros Marsh Mezzo , Robin Adams  Baritone,  Hakan Vramsmo  Baritone, Daniela Bechly Soprano, Phoebe Pimlott Soprano,
•    Antonia Ridley  Soprano, Richard Moore  Baritone, and chorus.

Scenes from the  well-attended  2012 Opera al Fresco at Old House:

Hakan Opera EventBaritone takes off, but Hakan Vramsmo keeps singing





daniela-on-the-roofPamina (Daniela Bechly) and Papageno (Hakan Vramsmo ) keep their poise – just about in  their duet from The Magic Flute





codrutza-beautifulCodrutza Oros-Marsh (mezzo) in Old House garden before the concert