The concert is devised and narrated by Martin McEvoy who said "Naomi sang in our very first Opera concert in Gretton. She is a soloist with Welsh National Opera and last year she made her début at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden where she will return for the 2014 season."
Martin is also delighted to announce that international baritone Eddie Wade, pictured left, will be joining the line-up. Eddie is a regular soloist at The Royal Opera House Covent Garden where he has just appeared in La Traviata with one of the World's leading sopranos Renee Fleming.
Martin added, "Our tenor, Geraint Dodd, is a great favourite throughout Wales and has recently sung the role of Cavarodosi in Tosca for Welsh National Opera. Other roles include Pinkerton in Madam Butterfly, Rodolpho in La Boheme, The Duke in Rigoletto and Don Jose in Carmen."
Finally the cast will be completed by Mezzo Soprano Louise Crane. Louise will be providing some of the lighter repertoire during the evening. She is a specialist in Gilbert & Sullivan and the Operettas of Johann Strauss. Louise has appeared with Opera North, English National Opera and Opera De La Luna.
Martin McEvoy, who has appeared at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and was the Artistic Director of London City Opera, will host the evening.
"The Best of British" features music from Andrew Lloyd Webber's greatest shows including Phantom, Cats & Aspects of Love, humour from the Victorian Music Hall, the ever popular Gilbert & Sullivan together with the most popular excerpts from La Boheme, Madam Butterfly, The Marriage of Figaro and La Traviata.
This Gala Concert starts at 7:30pm on Sunday 26th August at St James Church, Gretton. Door and wine bar open from 6:45pm.
Tickets cost £14.00 and are available for advance bookings only. Available from Gretton Post Office or contacting Martin McEvoy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01536 770330.
The Gretton Music Festival 2012, sponsored by eggbOx Graphics, will feature the widest range of performances ever seen in one festival. It takes place over August Bank Holiday spanning four days with concerts from Friday 24th August through to Monday 27th August. For more information visit www.grettonmusicfestival.com