Tamsin relishing her role in classic opera

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You’ll recognise her as one third of The Mamatones, a familiar face of many local productions and the star of a solo show at the end of last year.

And now Tamsin Davidson has been signed up by a an acclaimed opera company.

The company in question is Rocket Opera and Tamsin will appear alongside many other talented singers in ‘Dido and Aeneas’ at Berwick Guildhall tomorrow night.

Known for being an incredibly versatile performer taking on roles in shows as diverse as ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘The Words in the Wires’, it wasn’t until her classical music recital, ‘The Music I Love’ in The Maltings Henry Travers Studio in the winter that some people got to hear Tamsin’s fine operatic voice for the first time.

Well Rocket Opera obviously took notice and Tamsin will play the Sorceress in ‘Dido and Aeneas’, one of the show’s leading and most demanding roles.

She told ‘WOW’: “I am thrilled to be singing in ‘Dido and Aeneas’.

“This is my first time performing with Rocket Opera. Having seen them last year in ‘Trial by Jury’, I am now fortunate to be a part of this fantastic, unique realisation of one of Henry Purcell’s finest works.”

The production focuses on the story of Aeneas, who flees from the fall of his home state of Troy and casts up on the shores of Carthage and into the life of its Queen, Dido. But like we see so often in theatre, the path of true love doesn’t run smoothly particularly when there’s meddling from outside sources including Tamsin’s Sorceress.

And Tamsin isn’t the only Berwick connection, the ‘Dido and Aeneas’ score has been written by The Maltings chief executive Matthew Rooke.

‘Dido and Aeneas’ is the first production of four which will entertain as part of the inaugural Berwick Festival Opera.

It will be swiftly followed by two performances of ‘Pirates of Penzance’ on Sunday before the action returns to the Guildhall during August bank holiday weekend with performances of ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’ and ‘Die Walkure’.

*Tickets for the 7.30pm performance of ‘Dido and Aeneas’ can be purchased from The Maltings, priced £20 adults, £!8 concessions, £10 children and a four opera package is also available.