Amadeus & The Bard

18th Century Cosmic Brothers

Earlston High School

Earlston

Mon 9 Sep

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Kirkcudbright Academy

Kirkcudbright

Wed 11 Sep

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Annan Academy

Annan

Fri 13 Sep

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Auchinleck Academy

Auchinleck

Mon 16 Sep

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Ayr Academy

Ayr

Wed 18 Sep

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Earlston High School

Earlston

Mon 9 Sep

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Kirkcudbright Academy

Kirkcudbright

Wed 11 Sep

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Annan Academy

Annan

Fri 13 Sep

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Auchinleck Academy

Auchinleck

Mon 16 Sep

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Ayr Academy

Ayr

Wed 18 Sep

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Largs Academy

Largs

Thu 19 Sep

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National Museum of Scotland

Edinburgh

Sat 28 Sep

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Paisley Grammar School

Paisley

Fri 4 Oct

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Scottish Opera Edington St Production Studios

Glasgow

Fri 11 Oct to Sat 12 Oct

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Delve into a world of love, magic and music as we take you for a night out at Poosie Nansie’s Inn, favourite haunt of a certain Rabbie Burns…

Mixing storytelling and song this brand new show celebrates the lives of two much-loved men, Mozart and Burns, and the sometimes surprising similarities between them.

A talented cast of singers and instrumentalists blend traditional Burns folk tunes with music from some of Mozart’s most popular operas – from the magical and mystical in Tam O’Shanter and The Magic Flute to the heartfelt declarations of love in A Red, Red Rose and The Marriage of Figaro.

Fun and full of energy, dramatic and emotive, Amadeus & The Bard will bring a smile to your face and a tear to your eye. So come in, pull up a chair and get ready for a night of great entertainment!

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

Conceived, written and directed by Mary McCluskey, former Artistic Director of Scottish Youth Theatre, with new arrangements by Music Director 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

Amadeus & The Bard: 18th Century Cosmic Brothers is supported by Barcapel Foundation, Edith Rudinger Gray Charitable Trust, The Hugh Fraser Foundation, The Holywood Trust, The WM Mann Foundation, Jean Armour Burns Trust & Scottish Opera's Education Angels.

Cast & Creative Team

Soprano
Stephanie Stanway

Baritone
Arthur Bruce*
*The Robertson Trust Scottish Opera Emerging Artist 2019/20

Storyteller
Andy Clark

Ensemble*
Cara Blaikie, Ross Fettes, James McIntyre & Erin Spence
*Scottish Opera Young Company

Violin
Shannon Stevenson

Director/Creator
Mary McCluskey

Music Director/Pianist
Karen MacIver