These imaginative recitals celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of the Waverley Novels. Curated by Head of Music Derek Clark, the programme is inspired by some of Scott’s most popular works.
Rich with romanticism and full of the supernatural, Scott’s novels and poetry have been a well-mined source for generations of composers, and have inspired over 80 operas. These intimate recitals feature work by Donizetti, Rossini and Bizet as well as Arthur Sullivan, of Gilbert and Sullivan fame, and Scottish composer Hamish MacCunn.
Visiting four of Scotland’s most singular and beautiful venues, including The Hub in Edinburgh, St Machar’s Cathedral in Aberdeen and Òran Mór in Glasgow, a stellar line-up brings the programme to life, accompanied by Derek Clark on piano. The tour also includes a recital at Scott’s own home, Abbotsford House, on Monday 7 July – the anniversary of the publication of Waverley, the first of the author’s world-famous series.
Soprano Judith Howarth
Tenor Michael Colvin
Baritone Roland Wood
Piano Derek Clark
Running time 1 hr 40 mins approximately
Supported by The Italian Cultural Institute, Edinburgh
The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE
Abbotsford House, Melrose, Roxburghshire TD6 9BQ
St Machar’s Cathedral, 18 The Chanonry, Aberdeen AB24 1RQ / Box Office: Aberdeen Performing Arts, His Majesty’s Theatre or Music Hall
Sun 13 Jul 3.00pm
Òran Mór, Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8QX / Box Office: RCS, 100 Renfrew Street G2 3DB