Margaret Catchpole: Two Worlds Apart
Fri 5 Jul 2019 7pmFrom £10.00 to £20.00
An operatic tale of misguided loyalty, passion and fate
Stephen Dodgson music
Libretto by Ronald Fletcher based on the novel by Richard Cobbold
Cast: Kate Howden, Matthew Brook, Richard Edgar-Wilson, William Morgan, Nicholas Morris, Alistair Ollerenshaw, Peter Willcock
Julian Perkins conductor
A concert performance of Margaret Catchpole: Two Worlds Apart, a chamber opera in 4 acts by Stephen Dodgson. Libretto by Ronald Fletcher based on the novel by Richard Cobbold.
A pre-performance talk by Anthony Cobbold will be given at 6pm.
Stephen Dodgson’s 1979 chamber opera tells the story of Suffolk heroine, criminal and chronicler Margaret Catchpole. The opera immerses us in the internal battle between her own good character and values, and her heartfelt loyalty to Will Laud, a smuggler – the man she loves.
Conductor Julian Perkins directs a stellar cast that includes Kate Howden in the title role.
‘Dodgson’s lyrical genius is fully audible and his knack for vividly scored fast writing is much in evidence as well as his ability to write beautifully euphonious work’ Klassisk Musikk
‘The music is complex yet approachable, always with a spicy twist to the harmony’ Planet Hugill
‘Dodgson had an acute ability to highlight the best aspects of whatever instruments he chose to write for.’ MusicWeb International