Catriona and the Dragon (aft)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm April 5, 2023
Join us for the world premiere of Lammermuir Festival’s new community opera for East Lothian.
Catriona is the reluctant ruler of the Kingdom of Beagland, her people threatened by destruction by a fearsome dragon beyond the Bridge to Nowhere. After fleeing her responsibilities, she ultimately finds the courage to cross over to the beast’s lair, sword in hand. When she returns, miraculously alive, she summons the citizens of the land to her court to tell them what she has discovered about the real blight in Beagland…
Conductor Sian Edwards conducts a wonderful ensemble cast featuring former Scottish Opera Emerging Artists Catriona Hewiston (soprano) and Arthur Bruce (baritone) with internationally acclaimed British American dramatic mezzo and local East Lothian resident Andrea Baker (Sing Sistah Sing!) in her first Scottish operatic role. They are joined by young local singer Nora Trew-Rae, Kodaly-trained youth chorus Dunbar Voices, a community chorus of local adults, young people and children and an orchestra of young musicians from the East Lothian Instrumental Music Service supported by professional musicians of McOpera and alumni of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland.
Tickets £8 / £5
Duration 55 mins (no interval)