Opera in Concert

City Halls


Sun 1 Dec

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A gripping story of innocence lost, Iris tells the tale of a naïve young girl. She is blissfully unaware of life’s darker side but, tempted from her home, suffers a brutal crash course in how cruel the world can be. 

Looking to Japan for its inspiration, Iris pre-empted Puccini’s Butterfly by six years. An opera of contradictions, where the most despicable characters are often given the most alluring melodies, it is full of colour and vibrancy and includes the stunning ‘Hymn to the Sun’ – often extolled as Mascagni’s finest writing. 

Running time approx. 2 hrs 45 mins
Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Cast & Creative Team

Soloists include
Ric Furman, Natalya Romaniw & Roland Wood

Stuart Stratford

Roxana Haines

City Halls, Glasgow 
1 Dec 2019 3pm

Subscription Priority booking opens Mon 15 April 
Public sales open Mon 29 Apr

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