Opera brings Burns to Bankhead

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Pupils at a Ruther­glen pri­mary school will hon­our Scot­land’s na­tional poet by per­form­ing an opera based on his work.

Bankhead Pri­mary is one of 55 schools se­lected for Scot­tish Opera’s an­nual pri­mary schools tour.

This year the fo­cus will be on Robert Burns’ “Tam o’ Shanter’.

The fa­mous poem fol­lows farmer Tam as he makes his way home from mar­ket day with his faith­ful horse Meg.

As the night grows darker, the rain falls and the wind shrieks through the branches of the trees. He finds him­self out­side a church, where he dis­cov­ers a coven of witches danc­ing. Tam stops to watch but sud­denly one of them spots him and he and Meg must run for their lives.

Scot­tish Opera’s Jane David­son said: “Our chil­dren’s op­eras make learn­ing both en­joy­able and chal­leng­ing, giv­ing pupils the op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in a high-qual­ity, day- long mu­sic theatre work­shop that ends with a per­for­mance for par­ents and guests.”

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