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Suor Angelica

Opera North back in Edinburgh

Two one-act Puccini operas rarely seen in Scotland are to be performed by Opera North at the Festival Theatre this week, along with Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd.

Our illustration from Suor Angelica focuses on one of the most heart-rending human experiences. Sister Angelica has been confined to a convent following the scandal of an illegitimate son. After years of longing every single day for her child, she finslly discovers that he died a long time ago. Angelica is plunged into...

Posted 27 Nov 2016 | Comments

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Anthony Phillips

Fresh Light on Operatic History

On Saturday 19 November, Anthony Phillips, chairman of the Carl Rosa Trust, welcomed guests to the opening of an exhibition in Liverpool. Our picture shows him making introductory remarks in the Hornby Library of Liverpool Central Library.

This exhibition, which runs for another month, commemorates the work of Carl Rosa Opera. The company, launched in 1873 and based for many years in Liverpool, operated until 1960. Established to bring opera in English to towns and cities throughout the...

Posted 20 Nov 2016 | Comments

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UK's first Dementia-Friendly Performance

The UK's first dementia-friendly opera performance is being given at the Festival Theatre by Scottish Opera on Saturday 12 November 2016 at 3pm.

This landmark event follows the pioneering work by both Scottish Opera and the Festival Theatre, supported by the Life Changes Trust, to develop dementia-friendly communities at the heart of their work. This matinee offers a specially abridged performance of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. With a running time of 1 hour 45 minutes including an...

Posted 30 Oct 2016 | Comments

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St Andrews Voices Fifth Anniversary

This year's Festival - the fifth - runs from 20-23 October and again celebrates the voice in all its glory.

There is the usual wide range of events to explore, set in venues ranging from St Salvator's Chapel to the Younger Hall. Other locations hosting performance include the Byre Theatre, Topping's bookshop, Hotel du Vin and St Leonard's Chapel. The appealing and accessible programme again includes a number of free events.

As for operatic content, this year offers the first performance in...

Posted 16 Oct 2016 | Comments

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Emerging Artists

Emerging Artists 2016-17

Scottish Opera has welcomed a talented new group of Emerging Artists for the 2016/17 Season: Beth Hicks, Emma Kerr, Jim Manganello, Hazel McBain, Lliam Paterson, Elgan Llyr Thomas and Maria Struckova.

The Emerging Artists programme offers young artists the opportunity of a lifetime – a period...

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Handel's Messiah from scratch 6.30 Sat 22 April 2017

Come along and help raise money for a great cause, Alzheimer's Research UK, to St Cuthbert's Church Edinburgh EH1 2EP with the Sing for Brains Chorus and the Canongate Orchestra conducted by Robert Dick.

Singing tickets £20; Audience Tickets £15; All welcome

Six hundred singers from choirs all...

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Perthshire Opera

Perthshire Opera and Acteon

Bookings are invited for a Baroque Opera Course at the Birnam Arts Centre, Dunkeld, this 23-29 October.

If you have always fancied performing in a fully staged opera production then this course is for you - no previous experience necessary.

Visit the website www.perthshireopera.com for more...

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Added in October

The OperaScotland team has been beavering away. Posted are dates and casts for Amico Fritz (2016), Demimondaine (2016) and Essentials Tour (1998)

Also added have been Eugene Onegin (2016); Jan Tait and the Bear (2016); Marriage of Figaro (2016) and Wagner Evening (2005).

Posted 11 Nov 2016

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What's On7 Dec - 7 Jan

Map List

Scozzesi in Thurso 2016


08 Dec

Christmas Concert 2016

Aria Alba - Opera for All

09 Dec

December Events Supporters of Scottish Opera 2016

Friends of Scottish Opera

09 Dec

Cosi fan tutte 2016


10 Dec

Eugene Onegin 2016

Opera Bohemia

11 Dec

Opera Study Event 2016

Scottish Opera

19 Dec

Nozze di Figaro 2016


19 Dec 20 Dec

Nozze di Figaro 2017

Scottish Opera

05 Jan

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