Do you like the sensational writings of Mary Elizabeth Braddon? Are you a lover of vampire fiction? Do you like going to the opera?
All of these elements collide in ‘An Evening with The Good Lady Ducayne’ – where Braddon’s Gothic vampire short story, ‘The Good Lady Ducayne’ has been adapted into an opera. The performed is being held on Wednesday 24th July, 2019, in Buxton as part of the Buxton Festival Fringe at The Green Man Gallery. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start.
The evening consists of a premiere performance of songs from a brand new opera written by Peter Byrom-Smith and Michael Howard.
Inspired by Mary Braddon, the Victorian sensation novelist, it is a tale of mysterious and uncanny happenings in a rambling country house situated somewhere on the moors above Buxton.
Remember – before Dracula, there was the Good Lady Ducayne.
The evening will include an illustrated talk and an after-performance discussion with the composer and musicians.
Aimed at a general audience but not for very young children.
You can buy tickets here.
You can read more about the opera’s continuing development here.
For those of you who are interested, I have written an article on Braddon’s short story and its links to Dracula that you can read in advance ready for the after-performance discussion.