Opera Teifi member, Non Lewis, has been nominated for a national award for best supporting performance following her portrayal of Ado Annie in the company’s recent production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical “Oklahaoma”. The nomination was made by the Wales and Ireland Region NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association).
Non Lewis will be familiar to Opera Teifi fans having been a member of the company since 1997. Over that time both Non and her sister Nerys Davies have taken part in each of Opera Teifi’s biannual and more recently annual shows both as chorus members and principals. Over recent years they have also put their wealth of experience to use as directors directing shows such as Gilbert and Sullivan’s Mikado and Ruddigore.
Opera Teifi Chairman Rob Mansfield noted “NODA representatives attend Opera Teifi’s productions every year and we are particularly pleased that they have acknowledged the standard of our shows and the commitment of our members this year by nominating Non for a national award.”
Non Lewis commented “I’m delighted to have been nominated –Opera Teifi has given me so many opportunities over the years. I’ve enjoyed every show we’ve undertaken and to be recognised by NODA is just the icing on the cake.”
NODA provides support to amateur theatre across the United Kingdom supporting the education and information needs of individuals and organisations with high quality services and products and helping amateur societies and individuals achieve the highest standards of best practice and performance.
The annual awards will be presented at a ceremony in Herford on the 17th of May.