Bohemia’s opera is open to all

The cast of Opera Bohemia's Eugene Onegin
The cast of Opera Bohemia's Eugene Onegin
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A cast of young professional singers comes to Linlithgow for one night only next Saturday (December 10).

Opera Bohemia will perform Tchaikovsky’s popular opera, Eugene Onegin, in Linlithgow Academy Theatre at 7.30pm, with mulled wine and mince pies served in the interval.

Directed by John Wilkie, the story, based on Pushkin’s famous novel, tells of a wealthy young man who comes to regret his nonchalant dismissal of a young woman’s love. The opera is sung in English, with a piano and violin playing Tchaikovsky’s magical score and English surtitles.

Leading Lady Catriona Clark, playing Tatyana, has performed with opera companies around the world, and has sung with Kiri te Kanawa, Alfie Boe and Bryn Terfel in London’s Albert Hall.

The cast also includes Cheryl Forbes from Falkirk, who studied at London’s Guildhall, RCS Glasgow and in New York. She has appeared in major concert halls in the UK and has performed for Scottish Opera.

Opera Bohemia, a non-profit making organisation, aims to produce more operatic performances across Scotland, to create opportunities for professional artists in all areas of opera and to introduce opera to first time opera goers and a younger generation in a dynamic way.

They tour their operas to smaller venues in Scotland where the opportunity to experience their modern interpretation of these famous operas, performed by rising operatic stars, has proved hugely popular.

The performance is sponsored by Peterkin and Kidd, Linlithgow.

Tickets £12 (students £5, school pupils free) are available online from www.LinlithgowArtsGuild.co.uk, from Far from the Madding Crowd and other outlets in Linithgow, or at the door.