Opera Scotland

Poisoned Kiss The Poisoned Kiss, or The Empress and the Necromancer

Music

Ralph Vaughan Williams (born Down Ampney, 12 October 1872; died London, 26 August 1958)

Text

Evelyn Sharp

Source

Two stories, The Poison Maid (1888) by Richard Garnett and Rappacini's Daughter (1844) by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

 

Premieres

First Performance: Cambridge (Arts Theatre), 12 May 1936.

First Performance in Scotland: Haddo House, Aberdeenshire.

 

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