Soprano Kirsty McLean in new children’s opera production

Kirsty mclean poses

The BMus fourth-year singer has a lead role in The Rattler, a playful reimagining of the fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin, showing at Blackheath Halls on Saturday 14 May.

The Rattler is a family-friendly interactive production from Mahogany Opera Group (MOG) in association with Anvil Arts and Rosehill. The opera is composed by Stephen Deazley, with a libretto by Martin Riley. The production, which is currently seeing a busy UK tour, is directed by the MOG’s artistic director Frederic Wake-Walker.

In the show, Kirsty plays the leading role of Alyson, a poor weaver’s daughter who aspires to a better life. She is joined in the cast by acclaimed cello soloist, baritone and actor Matthew Sharp, baritone Rodney Earl Clark and mezzo soprano Jessica Walker.

For booking information about The Rattler at Blackheath Halls please visit the Trinity Laban website.

To read Kirsty McLean’s account of her experience at Trinity Laban so far, please visit the Trinity Laban website.


Photography credit: James Keates