An Cadal Trom – A Community Opera Commissioned by the Lammermuir Festival – 2018

Join us this summer at the Lammermuir Festival as we present the premiere performance of An Cadal Trom, an operatic celebration of this area’s unique journey through history and folklore by Scottish-Gabonese composer Matthew Rooke.

With distinguished conductor Sian Edwards once more at the helm , our professional cast and orchestra join a company of over 150 including the children of Dunbar Voices, Dunbar Music School and Dunbar Primary School, and Community Theatre and Costume Design students from Queen Margaret University.

Rooted in the very rich and wondrous stories which run through Dunbar’s own history, we follow the interactions of two central characters whose story of love and rejection is woven throughout time, travelling through a kaleidoscopic musical landscape filled with pilgrims, invaders, visionaries and local townsfolk.

Andrew McTaggart          Baritone
Penelope Cousland          Mezzo-soprano

Dunbar Voices
Dunbar Music School
Pupils of Dunbar Primary School
With the community of Dunbar and East Lothian

Music Co-OPERAtive Scotland (McOpera)

Jack Furness                      Director
Hannah Wolfe                   Designer
Sian Edwards                     Conductor
Moira Morrison                 Chorus Master
Roddy Simpson                  Video Designer
Sue Baxendale                   Project Manager/ Producer

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