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Amadeus and the Bard 2019Scottish Opera

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Karen MacIver is the Music Director and pianist on this dramatic and emotive show, which features a talented cast including soprano Stephanie Stanway, a Samling Young Artist and Arthur Bruce, The Robertson Trust Scottish Opera Emerging Artist, alongside actor Andy Clark and violinist Shannon Stevenson. They are joined by an ensemble of four singers from Scottish Opera Young Company: Cara Blaikie, Ross Fettes, James McIntyre and Erin Spence.

Set in Poosie Nansie’s Inn, a favourite haunt of Burns, the cast blend traditional folk songs with some of Mozart’s most popular work, from ‘Tam O’Shanter’ and The Magic Flute, to ‘A Red, Red Rose’ and The Marriage of FigaroAmadeus & The Bard invites audiences to enjoy a night of entertainment in celebration of these two brothers of the Enlightenment.

Director Mary McCluskey said: ‘It is our intention for our merry band of talented performers, singers, actors and musicians to give you an insight into the work of Mozart and Burns. We hope to entertain and inform you, in order that you will leave knowing more than you did when you came along to see the production, and that we will have whetted your appetite for the work of these two talented men.’

Jane Davidson, Scottish Opera’s Director of Outreach and Education said: ‘Amadeus & The Bard affords us some fascinating glimpses into the (often parallel) lives of Robert Burns and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; cultural icons of the eighteenth century whose musical and literary ‘voices’ have inspired people through the generations down to the present day. So, the warmest of welcomes is extended to everyone to join our dynamic young company of performers around the fireside in Poosie Nansie’s hostelry for an hour of songs, ensembles, arias and poetry.’

Performance DatesAmadeus and the Bard 2019

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Earlston High School | Earlston

9 Sep, 19.00

Kirkcudbright Academy | Kirkcudbright

11 Sep, 19.00

Annan Academy | Annan, Dumfries and Galloway

13 Sep, 19.00

Auchinleck Academy | Auchinleck, Cumnock

16 Sep, 19.00

Ayr Academy | Ayr

18 Sep, 19.00

Largs Academy | Largs, Ayrshire

19 Sep, 19.00

National Museum of Scotland | Edinburgh

26 Sep, 15.00 28 Sep, 12.00 28 Sep, 15.00

Paisley Grammar School | Paisley

4 Oct, 19.00

Scottish Opera Production Studios | Glasgow

11 Oct, 19.30 12 Oct, 15.00 12 Oct, 19.30

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