Cabildo: a chamber opera by Amy Beach at Cottiers

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Tuesday 20th November, 2018 7.30pm

European Premiere!

Cottiers Theatre, 93 – 95 Hyndland St, Glasgow G11 5PU

In Europe for the first time and for one night only, Amy Beach’s Cabildo (1932) takes audiences on an enchanting journey of pirates against state power. Told through dream sequences from the modern day, Cabildo recounts the miraculous escape of Pierre LaFitte, an imprisoned pirate seeking to liberate New Orleans from British colonial rule Romanticism and Creole folk music in a fresh and vibrant harmonic medley. Her only opera, Cabildo, was never performed in Amy Beach’s lifetime. As the European premiere and only the fifth time the opera has been performed since it was written 90 years ago, this performance is an historic milestone in the revival of works by female composers.

Directed by Charlotte McKechnie and conducted by Gregor Forbes, Cabildo features singers from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Opera School.

(The cast and production team are recent graduates or current students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, so – as well as being a pivotal event in history of women in music – this event is one highly entrenched in the life of the city of Glasgow.)

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