Anamchara - Songs of Friendship

Part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme

Supported by British Council Scotland and The Scottish Government


This new family opera, written by acclaimed Scottish novelist Alexander McCall
Smith and composer Pippa Murphy, is an audio-visual fusion of opera, dance,
music and film.


A community made up of people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds gathers together to create a new garden. As the space grows around them, they reflect on their lives and arrive at a universal truth – that life is always better when you share it with others.


Anamchara has been created for Festival 2014, the cultural celebration running

alongside the sporting action of the Commonwealth Games. Based on themes of friendship, it explores the ties that bind people together, whatever their age and wherever they make their home. Seven songs symbolising seven different kinds of friendship move from day to night and through the circle of life – from childhood to teenagers in love and from adulthood to the golden years.


The multi-cultural cast of over 100 performers includes young professional singers, dancers and musicians from Scotland, India, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and Botswana, Scottish Opera’s Connect Chorus and Orchestra, and a community choir made up of children, adults and students from Commonwealth countries living and working in Glasgow.


Anamchara - Songs of Friendship was performed at:


Theatre Royal Glasgow

Fri 25 Jul 2014

Sat 26 Jul 2014

Sun 27 Jul 2014


1 hr approximately

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