2022 Family Opera

A Persian Queen, a lady pirate, and an alien walk into a bar...

Bacchanalia through the Centuries and the Galaxies
Scenes from Operas Past and Future

Esther Logo  
ACT I from The Coronation of Esther
   A prequel to Springtime for Haman
  Music and Libretto by David Bass
 Last performed in 2001!
  The King of Persia throws a boisterous bash!
           SCENE 6 from The Cutlass Crew
                                  Music by Stuart Hancock
               Book and Libretto by Donald Sturrock
                        First North American performance!
                        The tavern tipplers tell a swashbuckling tale!
Pirate Logo
Space Opera Logo  
   SCENE 4 from Space Opera
The perennial Family Opera favorite!
  Music and Libretto by David Bass
 Our last pre-pandemic opera!
The cantina: a sordid saloon of scum and villainy!

Directed by David Bass and Kathy Lindsay
SAT, May 7, at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
SUN, May 8, at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm

70 Rindge Avenue, North Cambridge, MA 02140
General admission by donation at the door
Suggested donation: $10 adult, $5 child
COVID Protocol: Masks required, 50% capacity
Please provide proof at the door that your COVID vaccination status is up to date.

See when your family and friends are performing! (PDF / Google sheet)
Download a publicity flyer or postcard (single / 4 up)

2022 Science Festival

NOTE: Cambridge Science Festival 2022
scheduled for October 3 to 9.
Stay tuned for NCFO Science Festival Chorus
rehearsals beginning summer 2022.


NCFO Science Festival Chorus
World Premiere Science Song of the Week

         Cambridge Public School Medley         
         by David Haines and         
  Cambridge Public School children  
                    The Power of How We Feel             
             by Lauren Mayer             
        The Nose Knows        
        by Lauren Mayer        
                Evolutionary Eye         
         by David Haines         
       and Rachael Shearmur       
    In the Faraway Near    
    by Daniel Kallman    
    and Christine Kallman    
                Perfect Pitch         
         by Tim Maurice         
    Topsy-Turvy Vision    
    by Ruth Hertzman-Miller    
    and Meg Muckenhoupt    
            Virus: COVID Edition     
     by David Haines     


Our Mission

Our Mission: We provide children and adults the experience of telling stories through song, by performing original, entirely-sung operas and oratorios, with lyrics and music accessible and appealing to audiences of all ages. Below is a 3-minute introduction to what makes NCFO unique! (For more detail, here's a 12-minute version.)

New Works

We are always interested in hearing about new operas or entirely-sung musicals which might be suitable for our group. Please click here for more details of what we are looking for in the way of a "family opera."