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Caitlin Hulcup as Orfeo and Lucy Hall as Euridice

Orfeo ed Euridice takes the stage

Gluck's opera, based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and his journey to Hades to rescue his lover, Euridice, has opened.

First impressions include the striking designs and stage pictures, designed by Johan Engels and lit by Mark Jonathan. They have used vivid colour to create a series of dreamlike worlds on stage, reflecting Orfeo’s journey: from the fragile purity of his grief, to the threatening and sinister Underworld, and to the pastoral idyll of Elysium. Tragically, Engels died suddenly in...

Posted 20 Feb 2015 | Comments

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Auditions for Camerata production of Tales of Hoffman

Opera Camerata's production this year will be Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach and will be performed at the Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh from October 7-10.

The Directors for the show are Alison Rushworth - Musical Director and Elspeth Williamson - Stage Director

Auditions for Principal Roles will take place on Sunday, 15 March, 1.30 to 5pm at St Ninian's Church, Corstorphine. Those wishing to audition should contact Alison on 0131 441 4894 or email at alisonrushworth@btinternet.com ...

Posted 15 Feb 2015 | Comments

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EIF Concert Performances for 2015 announced

Fergus Linehan, Director of the Edinburgh International Festival, has released details of the orchestral programme. In a break from tradition, concert performances of opera have been announced separately from mainstage events, news of which is held back for a month yet.

There are to be two performances, one by Scottish Opera of HMS Pinafore on 23 August,  which brings together a fine cast of British singers, conducted by Richard Egarr.  They include John Mark Ainsley as Sir Joseph Porter and...

Posted 3 Feb 2015 | Comments

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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 it was premiered by Scottish Opera in 1996, this new production has given MacMillan the chance to revisit, and refine, the original score.

There are to be only four performances - wonder enough, when a second run for any new opera is rare.  OperaScotland cannot recommend this work too highly.

Composer and...

Posted 21 Jan 2015 | Comments

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Take the Operabus to Glasgow for RCS opera!

Are you planning to support the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's development fund by attending the performance off Vaughan Williams' Sir John in Love on 13 May? Catch the Operabus (pictured) leaving West Register House, Charlotte Square at 4.45 in time to arrive at the Conservatoire for a...

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Would you like to help us?

OperaScotland has again been looking back over a hectic year of continued growth. All the team have been pleased by the growing interest in our work, so much so that we want to push on over the next year and ‘scale up’ if we possibly can.

But if we are to do this we need help. We want to keep...

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Faust for Ayr

Swansea City Opera is celebrating ten years of existence by touring Gounod's Faust, rarely performed these days despite its well-known wonderful music.  One of the stops is Ayr, the only Scottish venue.

Audiences can discover more about the importance of design in staging an opera with the free...

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Added in January 2015

Much has been added in the past month, including short biographies of Graham Clark and Josephine Veasey.  

Also notes on David Douglas, Siobhan Mcaulay, Alison McNeill, Aimee Toshney, Alexandra Shrinivas, Colleen Nicoll and  Jennifer Redmond.

Details of tours added include Actéon (2015), Aïda (2007), Bohème (1954, 1955), Carmen (2007), Cavalleria Rusticana (1955), Damnation of Faust (1963), Elisir d'amore (1954), Fledermaus (2006), Inés de Castro (2015), Madam Butterfly (1955, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008), Manon (1954), Marriage of Figaro (2015), Nabucco (2007), Pagliacci (1955), Rigoletto (1955), Samson (2015), Tosca (1955), Traviata (1954), Trovatore (1954) and Turandot (2004). 

Posted 31 Jan 2015

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What's On28 Feb - 28 Mar

Map List

Orfeo ed Euridice 2015

Scottish Opera

28 Feb 03 Mar 05 Mar 07 Mar

Opera Highlights 2015

Scottish Opera

28 Feb 03 Mar 05 Mar 07 Mar

Friends of Scottish Opera March 2015

Friends of Scottish Opera

01 Mar 15 Mar 21 Mar 25 Mar

Mamelles de Tirésias 2015

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

04 Mar 05 Mar 06 Mar 07 Mar

Dido and Aeneas 2015

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

04 Mar 05 Mar 06 Mar 07 Mar

Marriage of Figaro 2015


06 Mar 07 Mar

Traviata 2015

Heritage Opera

07 Mar

Cunning Little Vixen 2015

Aberdeen University Opera Society

12 Mar 14 Mar 15 Mar

Costuming the Ring 2015

Wagner Society of Scotland

15 Mar

Gala Concert 2015

Arbroath Male Voice Choir

20 Mar

Opera Alba on tour 2015

Opera Alba

21 Mar

Samson 2015

Dundee Choral Union

22 Mar

Edinburgh Concerts for RCS Scholarship Fund 2015

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

24 Mar

Rigoletto 2015

Ellen Kent Productions

26 Mar

Traviata 2015

Ellen Kent Productions

27 Mar

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