RaucousRossini takes the stage
RaucousRossini, a new company, takes the stage in Scotland in July. Conceived by Max Fane, the aim is to give first class dramatic performance opportunities for young singers and players who have trained in Scotland.
In particular, artists will have the chance to engage in the Italian style, idiom and drama. Two performances are planned for Scotland - in Glasgow and Kippen - then one in England and four in Italy.
All five one-act operas by Rossini are in their company's sights. Furthermore...
Posted 27 Jun 2015 | Comments
New Opera from NOISE: Hirda
Hirda is a new opera for Shetland commissioned and produced by NOISE (New Opera In Scotland Events), supported by Creative Scotland. It is a collaboration between Shetland fiddler and composer, Chris Stout, classical composer Gareth Williams, and librettist Sian Evans, a Welsh playwright and linguist.
The opera will be premièred in the Mareel Arts Centre in Lerwick, Shetland on Thursday 26 November 2015, before touring to three community halls on the Shetland Islands and then to Edinburgh's...
Posted 15 Jun 2015 | Comments
Opera North in Edinburgh
Opera North bring their highly praised production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel to Scotland.
Directed by Jo Davies, one of the greatest of Broadway musicals is brought vividly to life, with set and costume designs by Olivier Award winner Anthony Ward (The King’s Speech, ENRON, Oklahoma!, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). Young baritone Keith Higham plays the carousel barker Billy Bigelow, Gillene Butterfield returns as Julie Jordan, and Edinburgh-born Beverley Grant plays their daughter...
Posted 2 Jun 2015 | Comments
Scottish Opera's new season unveiled
An exciting programme is announced for the next 12 months, with works spanning four centuries in four languages. The new season features ten shows, two world premieres, six new productions and 111 performances in 46 venues across 41 towns.
The season of seven operas begins in October with Bizet's immensely popular and colourful Carmen. Director Benjamin Davis revives Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser's much-loved 1999 production, bringing the heat and intensity of this famous Seville love...
Posted 20 May 2015 | Comments