Last year she made debut with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden but adds Martin McEvoy, organiser of "The Best of British" concert said "we are lucky to have Naomi at all."
In March, Naomi travelled to Cardiff to appear at the Welsh National Opera. Naomi said, "I had the usual feeling of nervous excitement which all singers get before any performance. This suddenly changed into excruciating pain, I felt like I'd been stabbed in the guts!"
Martin McEvoy added, "Naomi is from strong Cornish stock, she had travelled to Cardiff from her Mother in Padstow. Naomi put this down to too many Cornish Cream Teas and tried to carry on regardless. It is known that anyone who understudies Naomi will never get on stage, the Diva is never ill."
Unfortunately on this occasion a doctor was needed and a burst appendix was diagnosed – she arrived at the theatre on time but it was the operating theatre.
Two months after her ordeal Naomi was driving back on the M5 to her beloved Georgian Farm House in Somerset when disaster struck. Naomi recalls, "The driving conditions were atrocious and the car in front lost control, my car hit the barrier and slid across the carriage way and landed upside down. I was unconscious."
Martin reported "As she was being cut out of her destroyed car she tells me that she thought she was having a dream. She had never seen so many handsome men in uniform. Apparently the Somerset & Avon emergency services together with the air sea rescue services and air ambulance had been on special exercises that day and all attended the accident. You guessed it, off she went to the operating theatre again."
Martin concluded "We are all very lucky Naomi survived these accidents and she is now fit and well Again. We are delighted she is returning to the stage in Gretton and expect a very memorable evening."
Naomi reports that she will not be travelling back to Somerset after her concert.
Naomi will be staring in 'The Best of British' alongside international baritone Eddie Wade, tenor Geraint Dodd and Mezzo Soprano Louise Crane.
"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.