Far East opera makes Eastgate debut

Opera Bohemia at the Eastgate Theatre this month
Opera Bohemia at the Eastgate Theatre this month

There is a Japanese influence to Opera Bohemia’s first visit to Peebles, with a new production of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly.

John Wilkie’s production has already been performed to audiences in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Kirkcaldy, and includes rising Scottish star, Catriona Clark.

She sings the role of the naïve Cio-Cio San, leading a cast of up-and-coming professional opera singers.

“This tale of love, sacrifice and heartbreak, promises to be a memorable night for opera lovers and newcomers alike,” said a spokesman.

Founded by Scottish professional opera singers Alistair Digges and Douglas Nairne, the company is keen produce more operatic performances across Scotland and create more opportunities for young artists.

Its work has been recognised by Creative Scotland, who is supporting the company during their 2012/13 season.

The opera is performed on Wednesday at 7.30pm at the Eastgate Theatre. Tickets on 01721 725777.