OperaUpClose make their Scotland debut at Byre Theatre St Andrews with Music Oft Hath Such a Charm, a performance of songs, operatic arias and ensembles inspired by Shakespeare's plays and poetry, performed in the company’s engaging, intimate and theatrical style.
Spring is here and four friends are having a picnic. Playboy Benedict has his eyes on his friend's girlfriend Sylvia. While a heartbroken Beatrice despairs at Benedict’s womanising, Sylvia’s fiancé Demetrius catches a glimpse of their illicit flirtation. Will these love triangles resolve themselves or will heartbreak and jealousy drive them to folly?
Shakespeare in Love, in Lust, in Loathing, in Laughter… and all in Music.
These bite-sized jewels of music theatre are performed by a quartet of singers accompanied by a virtuosic pianist, in staged scenes of romance, comedy and drama which will surprise, delight and entertain.
Librettist Ashley Pearson
Director Valentina Ceschi
Musical Director Juliane Gallant
Lighting Designer Andrew May