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Susanna's Secret 2019Scottish Opera

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Scottish Opera has brought out single performances of a number of rare operas in the last few seasons.  These have generally been performed in Glasgow.  On this occasion, they are doing a single performance for the Lammermuir Festival at St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington.  Both short operas were composed around the turn of the nineteenth century.

Susanna's Secret is a delightfully frivolous comedy which should make an enjoyable follow-up to the first half, which consists of Mascagni's unknown Zanetto, a gentle romance.

Richard Burkhard and Clare Presland were both in this summer's highly-praised production of Susanna's Secret at Opera Holland Park, so their semi-staged performance should be well-honed. Incidentally, at OHP the second opera paired with it was Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, a work which has already featured in Scottish Opera's one-off concert performances a couple of seasons ago.


Scottish Opera's 2019/20 Season

The season opened at the Edinburgh International Festival with the European premiere of Breaking the Waves by Missy Mazzoli. The autumn performances got under way with a visit to the Lammermuir Festival on 20 September with a single performance in concert of an unusual double bill - Mascagni's Zanetto and Wolf-Ferrari's Susanna's Secret. The Glasgow season opens with a welcome revival of Tosca. There is a Sunday afternoon concert of Iris, another rare work by Mascagni. In the New Year there are new production of Nixon in China by John Adams as well as Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream. and Sullivan's Gondoliers. Further concerts include a pairing of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana with Leoncavallo's Zingari. There are also concert performances of a late Sullivan piece, Utopia, Limited.

Performance Cast

Count Gil aged thirty

Richard Burkhard

Countess Susanna Gil's wife, aged twenty

Clare Presland

Performance DatesSusanna's Secret 2019

Map List

St Mary's Church, Haddington | Haddington

20 Sep, 19.30

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