Opera Scotland

Eve of St John The Eve of St John

Music

Alexander Mackenzie (born Edinburgh, 22 August 1847; died London, 28 April 1935)

Text

Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965)

 

Premieres

First Performance: Liverpool (Royal Court Theatre), 16 April 1924.

First Performance in Scotland: Glasgow (Theatre Royal), 20 November 1924.

 

Background

The Eve of St John was Sir Alexander Mackenzie's last opera, composed in 1919, but not produced until 1924, when it was toured by BNOC.

 

Characters

Dan, a poacher (tenor)

Tim, a tinker (baritone)

Sylvana, a dryad (soprano)

Sabrina, a naiad (contralto)

The Cast

Dan
 a poacher
Sabrina
 a naiad
Sylvana
 a dryad
Tim
 a tinker

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