Amadeus & The Bard: 18th Century Cosmic Brothers

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Katie Hucheson
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Love, magic, music… there are a surprising number of similarities between Mozart and Robert Burns.

Conceived, written and directed by Mary McCluskey, former Artistic Director of Scottish Youth Theatre, this original piece is an energetic exploration of the links between two disparate, but much-loved, 18th-century Enlightenment giants.

‘Two protégés blessed with exceptional talent, both hugely passionate. This piece is a celebration of their lives, their loves and their legacy.’ Mary McCluskey

Scottish Opera’s Head of Music Derek Clark curates a programme of music that celebrates the work of these extraordinary men–from the magical and mystical in The Magic Flute and Tam O’Shanter to the wonderful declarations of love in Don Giovanni and A Red, Red Rose. Traditional Burns songs sit alongside new arrangements by Music Director and pianist Karen MacIver, one half of award-winning duo PianoPiano. The cast includes renowned Scottish actor Andy Clark; Arthur Bruce, one of Scottish Opera’s Emerging Artists for 2019/20; and Samling Young Artist Stephanie Stanway, as well as a four-voice ensemble from the Scottish Opera Young Company

Running time approx. 1 hour

Touring to: Earlston, Kirkcudbright, Annan, Cumnock, Ayr, Largs, Edinburgh & Glasgow. 

On sale Summer 2019