2013 Antiphony

Thanks to our cast, crew, and audience for a terrific production!




Music by Graham Preskett
Book and Lyrics by John Kane

I.P.A. for pronunciation of antiphony 
n : responsive alternation between two groups especially of singers

DIRECTED BY: David Bass and David Cash
CHOREOGRAPHY BY: Rachel Zimmerman


All performances were at:
The Peabody School (Directions, map, parking)
70 Rindge Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140

Saturday, March 16 at 3:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday, March 17 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm
Saturday, March 23 at 3:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday, March 24 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm

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Program booklet available on request

Our 2013 family opera was Antiphony, which was performed previously by NCFO in 2002 and 2006 (click for a synopsis with audio and video clips respectively). Music by Graham Preskett, book and lyrics by John Kane. This is the same team that wrote our 2012 family opera, Flying High.

Antiphony is an uplifting, inspirational, and funny show for the whole family featuring some industrious ants, a scheming fly, and a fiddling grasshopper who all have a lot to learn about what makes life worth living. The opera is full of catchy tunes written in a variety of accessible musical styles. It was commissioned by the W11 Opera for Young People and performed by them in December 1994 and December 2005.


Watch the full video from 2013, Show 7:


Watch the full video from 2013, Show 8: