Opera Scotland

Cupboard Love

Tours by decade

2010s - 1 tour

2019 - Byre Opera
Fully Staged with Orchestra

Tours by location

Scotland, UK - 3 entries

2019 - Byre Opera
Guardbridge
2019 - Byre Opera
Benbecula Isle
2019 - Byre Opera
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Music

Madeleine Dring (born London, 7 September 1923; died London 26 March 1977).

Text

D F Aitken.

 

Premieres

Composed 1950s

First performance in UK: Guardbridge, Fife (Eden Campus Energy Centre), 18 June 2019.

 

Background

Madeleine Dring’s Cupboard Love, written in the 1950s and staged for the first time in the UK, is a fast-paced, darkly hilarious and lyrical “whodunit” for 3 voices. The plot involves a young couple (He and She), an affair and a murder. She thinks He’s done it. He thinks She’s done it. Who’s been killed? Where's the body? Who’s done what?........

Cupboard Love is a one-act opera, and her only attempt at the genre, which was not performed in the composer's lifetime.

The Cast

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