Date: Sat 29 October 2016, 7.30pm
Venue: The Maltings, Berwick-upon-Tweed
A supernatural treat perfect for Halloween.
Der Vampyre (The Vampire) was conducted by Michael Bawtree.
Rocket Opera, the superbly talented company of North East based singers, return to The Maltings after the huge success of 2015's The Mikado.
Based on the original story of The Vampyre (1819) by John Polidori (and not the garlic-hating Victorian incarnation from Bram Stoker’s Dracula), this is the ghoulish tale of a dead man able to come back to life year on year after drinking the blood of the living by moonlight….
First performed in 1828, when Vampire tales were particularly popular throughout England, France, and Germany, Marschner’s work played all over Europe to great acclaim. If you’ve never heard his music before, prepare for a pleasant (and possibly shocking) surprise – an opera of dramatic musical contrasts, as fresh and accessible today as when it was first performed.
Sung in English.
Age guidance 8+ .
Athos String Quartet