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Highlights of Opera and Musical Theatre

Music in Rannoch is delighted to welcome back by popular request Catriona Clark (soprano), Douglas Nairne (baritone) and Andrew Brown (piano) to give their second concert in Rannoch.

Catriona studied at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. She graduated from both with distinction, winning their four most prestigious vocal prizes.

Career highlights include performing Adèle in Die Fledermaus alongside Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, José Carreras, Alfie Boe and Bryn Terfel in the Royal Albert Hall, opera gala performances for the former Prime Minister David Cameron and members of the Royal Family.

In April 2019 Catriona sang the title role in Ethelinda by Lady Mildred Jessup (née Bowes Lyon) in Glamis Castle, an opera performed only once before in Florence in 1894.

Douglas was born in Fife and is a graduate of the Alexander Gibson Opera School (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), having previously graduated with distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.  He has sung the role of The Herald in Britten’s Burning Fiery Furnace at the Aldeburgh and Buxton festivals, the Hermitage in St Petersburg and for a BBC Radio 3 broadcast. Most recently he revisited the role for Scottish Opera at the Lammermuir Festival. He has also toured the US with Britten Sinfonia's production of Curlew River, in collaboration with the Lincoln Centre of Performing Arts. He has understudied various roles for Scottish Opera and most recently covered Papageno for the company's performances of The Magic Flute in Belfast and London. Douglas has also sung extensively as an oratorio and concert soloist.


Andrew is an accompanist working in both the classical music and dance worlds. He studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) with Fali Pavri, and now works there as an accompanist on the modern ballet course.

He has worked with a wide variety of arts organisations in Scotland including Scottish Ballet and the National Theatre of Scotland, with whom he has toured the UK and played on Broadway. He works regularly with Opera Bohemia and has accompanied performances of La Bohème, Madame Butterfly, Falstaff and Eugene Onegin. He is also involved in a variety of education projects, including the Edinburgh International Festival’s ‘Art of Listening’ programme, where he introduces classical music to Edinburgh children.

Tickets for the concert are £8 at the door, with free admission for children.  

Refreshments (a glass of wine or a soft drink, and nibbles) will be served during the interval.

For further information about Music in Rannoch concerts please click here.

PROGRAMME

Toreador aria, Carmen - Bizet

Ah, je veux vivre, Romeo and Juliet - Gounod

Bei Männern, Magic Flute - Mozart

Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen, Magic Flute - Mozart

Watch out Lady, The Merry Widow – Lehár

Piano Solo

O mio babbino caro, Gianni Schicchi – Puccini

Bess you is ma woman now, Porgy and Bess - Gershwin

INTERVAL

O wert thou in the cauld blast - Mendelssohn

Ca' the yowes - Burns

I'll aye ca' in by yon toun - Burns

Ae fond kiss - Burns

Piano solo

Wonderful day, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - Gene de Paul

Younger than springtime, South Pacific - Rodgers and Hammerstein

Showboat medley - Jerome Kern

 
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