For Nova, completing her debut CD, Once Upon a Dream, was indeed a dream come true!
She had been trying to make the album over a five year period. However, finally in 2001, the opportunity presented itself whilst Nova was performing in Cats in Stuttgart, working with the Musical Director, Ralph Abelein.
Once Upon a Dream hit the shelves in the Summer of 2002, including Tower Records, Piccadilly and HMV, Oxford Street. Its principal supplier continues to be: Dress Circle.
Full track listing: (please note only certain tracks can be clicked on and listened to)
Track listing – Once Upon a Dream
- If I Were A Bell
- New York State of Mind
- Dance 10, Looks 3
- The Reason
- My One and Only
- Mr. Snow
- Once Upon a Dream/How Could I Ever Know
- River Deep, Mountain High
- I Dreamed a Dream
Nova sang the role of Christina in the new operetta, His Excellency, words by W.S. Gilbert, music by Terry Hawes. Two clips can be found here:
In 2010, Nova made a CD for children, simply entitled Children’s Musical Theatre, in collaboration with CRS Records. This was inspired by the birth of her daughter, Melody, and the role that music played in the first year of her life. It is in two sections, Wake Up and Wind Down.
- Getting To Know You
- Part Of Your World
- Come To My Garden
- Beauty And The Beast
- Goodnight, My Someone
At the end of 2014, Nova was asked to create the role of Kathryn in ‘Apartment 40C’, a new musical – book and lyrics by Ray Rackham, music by Tom Lees.
This was premiered in December 2014 at the London Theatre Workshop, Fulham. Here is Nova singing one of Kathryn’s heart rending ballads, ‘A Child‘.