Great New Tour for 'Opera Highlights'
A great evening for those brand new to opera, seasoned fans and everyone in-between, 'Opera Highlights' features music from some of the world's most popular operas, as well as several lesser-known treats selected by Scottish Opera's Head of Music, Derek Clark.
This January, Scottish Opera's trusty van will be loaded up again. Taking a piano, a handful of props and four talented young singers the company will perform at some of the smaller or more remote venues the length and breadth of...
Posted 11 Dec | Comments
Inés de Castro returns
Acclaimed Scottish composer James MacMillan will conduct his opera, Inés de Castro, for the first time at performances in Glasgow and Edinburgh this January. Hailed “a major triumph” when the work was premiered by Scottish Opera in 1996, this new production has given the composer a chance to revisit, and alter, the original score.
James MacMillan said:"In the 20 years that have elapsed since composing the work I have been able to rethink some of it for this revival, and I hope that it will...
Posted 3 Dec | Comments
Now in its fourth year, 'Previously...' Scotland's History Festival exists as an educational, heritage and cultural festival. 'Previously..' aims to celebrate Scotland's History, to widen access and participation, to create connections and threads between our past, our present and our future.
Naturally, Scotland's enjoyment of opera reaching back to the eighteenth century, OperaScotland felt that this great art should also be represented.
For more than five years now, we have been...
Posted 19 Nov | Comments
Friends of Scottish Opera take stock
How many recognise the image shown here? The photograph shows the badge worn by members of the Friends of Scottish Opera. Look out for the badge at performances. Please say hello and introduce yourself!
At the well-attended AGM of the Friends on Wednesday 23 October, the chair, Tony Burton, brought members up to date with the thinking of the working party. This has been set up to consider ways the Friends could grow support for Scottish Opera throughout the country and beyond. The Friends,...
Posted 2 Nov | Comments