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Scottish Opera Short: The Narcissistic Fish, audio described

Scottish Opera is excited to present the world premiere of their first Scottish Opera Short, The Narcissistic Fish, which will be available to watch for free online from 7pm on Thursday 18 June, including an audio-described version by describer Jonathan Penny.

A phone call during a busy shift in the restaurant kitchen of a fictional Edinburgh restaurant, The Narcissistic Fish, sparks a war between the owner Angus and his brother Kai. As they argue over their dead father, talented and underpaid chef Belle has a revelation of her own.

Sung in Scots and featuring three of Scottish Opera’s 2019/20 Emerging Artists (Charlie Drummond, Mark Nathan and Arthur Bruce), it’s a visceral exploration of the clash between class, gender and workplace pressure in 21st century Scotland, with a cinematic score by Samuel Bordoli, libretto by acclaimed Scottish writer Jenni Fagan and directed by in-house film-maker Antonia Bain.

[Contains scenes of mild violence and adult language]
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YouTube video of audio-described version of The Narcissistic Fish
Digital programme