Camberwell Pocket Opera’s First Fundraising Gala
Gold appeared as one of the singers in this gala, at the Greenwich Theatre,
Simon Keenlyside – singing The Largo al Factotum (and juggling)
Marilyn Hill-Smith – singing On My Lips (from Giuditta by Lehar)
Susannah Waters – singing Deh Vieni Non Tarder
Ann Howard – singing the Habanera (from Carmen by Bizet)
Louise Gold – singing excerpts from On The Town (by Leonard Bernstein)
Produced by – Camberwell Pocket Opera (the first ever performance under that name)
Pianist – Mark Dorrell
It is not clear exactly was excerpts of On The Town, Louise Gold was singing, but the implication from the English Pocket Opera Company’s website is that it is very likely to have included I Can Cook Too.
1993 was the year Camberwell Pocket Opera Company was set up, it would appear (from their website) that the following year they became English Pocket Opera Company.
Marilyn Hill-Smith’s recording credits include: The Greatest Musicals Of The 20th Century, The Great Musicals – Glamour & Majesty, and, The Great Musicals – Dashing Heroes, Blushing Maidens.
Ann Howard’s recording credits include The History of The Musical.
Louise Gold, and, Myra Sands had previously appeared together in the Lost Musicals production of One Touch of Venus (1992 Production), they went on to appear together in the Lost Musicals productions of: DuBarry Was A Lady (1993 Production), Red Hot & Blue, Panama Hattie, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, One Touch Of Venus (2000 Production), Darling Of The Day, and, Mexican Hayride. They have also gone on to appear together in Follies, and, Oliver!, and their recording credits include Oliver! (Recording).
Louise Gold has isnce performed Bernstein’s music in a few places, including in Candide In Concert
Links about Camberwell Pocket Opera’s First Fundraising Gala
English Pocket Opera Company’s website’s reference to the gala: http://www.epoc.co/?q=node/9