Iain Paterson to sing Wotan at Bayreuth Festival
Iain Paterson is to sing Wotan in the new Ring Cycle at Bayreuth in 2020, according to a recent report. Iain was unable to confirm this to OperaScotland, but did say he is performing there in Das Rheingold this year and again in 2017.
If so, this will be quite an achievement. Sir Donald MacIntyre, New Zealand born, is said to be the first British singer to perform Wotan at Bayreuth, in 1973 and subsequently. The great John Tomlinson, Lancashire born and the greatest Wotan of his...
Posted 6 Feb 2016 | Comments
New Royal Conservatoire season
Come and experience the work of the next generation of stars selected from Scotland's multi-disciplinary Conservatoire.
Watch students drawn from all over the world deliver performances as a key part of their training. The new season's offerings include Così fan tutte (with an extra perfomance in Perth for those that cannot travel to Glasgow).
Next we have Two Russian Tales, both one-act operas taken from stories by Pushkin and Chekhov respectively - Stravinsky's Mavra and Walton's The...
Posted 19 Jan 2016 | Comments
New Opera to bring in the New Year
A brand new full-length opera, created by critically acclaimed novelist Louise Welsh and renowned composer Stuart MacRae, premieres in Scotland before touring the UK and internationally to Canada. The Scottish duo join forces to tell a sordid tale of greed and addiction adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson's short story The Bottle Imp.
Co-commissioned and co-produced by Scottish Opera and Music Theatre Wales, The Devil Inside continues the creative partnership of Welsh and MacRae. Their...
Posted 3 Dec 2015 | Comments
Norma for Edinburgh International Festival
The Edinburgh International Festival has announced that it will present the Salzburg Festival's internationally acclaimed production of Bellini's Norma as part of Festival 2016.
Starring world renowned mezzo soprano Cecilia Bartoli in the title role, the staging of Norma by Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser will open the Festival's opera programme. There are to be three performances at the Festival Theatre running from 5 to 9 August 2016.
This is to be Cecilia Bartoli's first appearance on...
Posted 6 Nov 2015 | Comments