Mascagni/ Wolf-Ferrari

Zanetto & Susanna's Secret

Part of the Lammermuir Festival 2019

Opera in Concert

David Parry conducts this double bill of semi-staged two-handers, the Mascagni a Scottish Opera premiere.

Silvia, a lonely courtesan, has lost her faith in love – until an encounter with a wandering minstrel re-awakens her heart. Set in the hills above Renaissance Florence, Zanetto is a far cry from the earthy grit of Cavalleria rusticana but nonetheless shares the atmosphere and lyricism of Mascagni’s best-loved work.

Wolf-Ferrari's Susanna’s Secret is sophisticated and charming – of the same time as Zanetto, but the perfect comedic contrast. A husband, smelling smoke on his wife’s clothes, accuses her of cheating. She reluctantly admits to having a secret, but it isn’t quite what he expected.

Running time approx. 1 hr 50 mins
Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Cast & Creative Team

Soloists include
Sinéad Campbell-Wallace, Hanna Hipp, Richard Burkhard & Clare Presland

David Parry

Rosie Purdie

Lammermuir Festival
St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington
20 Sep 2019 7.30pm

On sale 28 May 2019