For five years, Opera Bohemia has been bringing the fabulous sounds of favourite operas to Strathpeffer Pavilion. On Friday, February 13, the company makes a very welcome return as part of a Scottish tour of its exciting new production of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, supported by Creative Scotland.
A stellar cast for Gianni Schicchi includes BBC Kiri Prize winner Shuna Sendall, and Scottish Opera emerging artist Andrew McTaggart, who plays Schicchi. Scottish favourite Alan Watt will make a special guest appearance in the performance. Most of the cast are graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, including German tenor Raoni Hübner and Scottish soprano Emily Mitchell, who play the two young lovers. Scottish mezzo Cheryl Forbes plays Zita, one of opera’s most fun characters.
The performance will be accompanied by Gordon Cree on the piano, while director Tom Cooper will bring the whole performance to life. Aimed at opera “newbies”, Gianni Schicchi is perfect for those who haven’t experienced opera before. At just one hour long, it is great fun and filled with beautiful melodies.
The performance begins at 7.30pm on Friday, February 13, at the Strathpeffer Pavilion. Contact 01997 420124 or visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org