European Opera Days
European Opera Days refers to the weekend nearest Europe Day, 9 May, and has been running across Europe since 2007. This year, seven of the UK's opera companies have joined forces to produce Inside Opera: Live, a new and unique online event offering unprecedented behind the scenes access and insight into opera being created and performed across the country. Our very own national company, Scottish Opera, joins with English National Opera, English Touring Opera, Northern Ireland Opera, Opera...
Posted 16 Apr | Comments
Thomas Allen appointed Music Adviser to Scottish Opera
World famous baritone Sir Thomas Allen has been appointed Music Adviser to Scottish Opera. His brief is to provide high level input and advice on musical and artistic matters while the company continues the process of recruiting a Music Director. In recent years he has formed a close association with the company, directing critically acclaimed productions of Rossini's Barber of Seville and Mozart's trio of masterpieces Marriage of Figaro, Magic Flute and Don Giovanni.
Posted 10 Apr | Comments
ETO's visit to Perth with Magic Flute
English Touring Opera's annual visit to the Perth Festival of the Arts has long been a tradition. This year however there is something new - the single performance of Mozart's Magic Flute is to be given in Perth Concert Hall using the orchestra pit. The fully staged performance will be sung in English employing a full set and striking costumes.
The change of venue, though one forced due to the closure of Perth Theatre for rebuilding, offers more opera lovers than ever a chance to see this...
Posted 8 Apr | Comments
Tribute to John Calder
That remarkable man, publisher John Calder, the Scots-Canadian who has contributed so much to the arts scene in Scotland, is now in his late eighties. One of those who thinks his contribution desrves a tribute - indeed a celebration - is Gill Parry of Connectfilm, and she has therefore led efforts to bring about a weekend of events at the Traverse Theatre on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 April.
However great Calder's contribution to literature is, it should not be allowed to overshadow his...
Posted 30 Mar | Comments