Scottish Opera Double Bill – ‘Maud’ & ‘Down in the Valley’

a cast of 11 young performers aged 17-21 bring these two stories to life.

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£15 Adult, £10 Under 26 – SOLD BY SCOTTISH OPERA
Doors 6pm / Duration of performance: One hour

Maud & Down in the Valley – A double bill performed by Scottish Opera Young Company

Scottish Opera Young Company moves between centuries to tell stories of young people finding connection and survival within – and sometimes despite – their respective insular worlds.

By connecting the two operas on a single Hebridean-inspired set that transforms before the audience’s eyes, this immersive double bill shows the grit it takes to survive within and against a harsh landscape and even harsher mob mentalities.


In midsummer, while picking blackberries in an ancient wood, a child stumbles upon a tiny creature in the undergrowth. Taking her new-found treasure home, however, not everyone shares her love. A retelling of a traditional folk tale, Maud is written and composed by Henry McPherson – composer, improviser, and teacher – and received its premiere in 2018 as a winner of Scottish Opera’s Opera Sparks competition.

Down in the Valley
In another time, two young adults in an isolated religious village have fallen in love against their elder’s wishes – and the girl disobeys her mother to go dancing with the boy. When a horrible accident changes their lives forever, they have one night to reckon with their fates. Composer Kurt Weill’s and librettist Arnold Sundgaard’s magical and menacing folk-inspired opera is a bittersweet coming-of-age tale showing the light and darkness of one claustrophobic community.

Directed by Flora Emily Thomson and conducted by Scottish Opera Young Company Artistic Director Chris Gray, a cast of 11 young performers aged 17-21 bring these two stories to life.

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Event Info

Cost - £15/£10

Date - 30 Jul 2023

Doors - 6:00 pm


Albert Halls

Dumbarton Road
Thurs and Fri 10am-4pm

+44 (0)1786 473 544

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