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Feisty Divas

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

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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

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Conservatoire Programme

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland have announced their programme for the coming season.

Once again there is much to interest the opera buff.  The main item on the bill is the annual production in January, this time of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, with conductor Tim Dean, director Ashley Dean, designer Cordelia Chisholm and lighting designer Richard Howell (16,17,19 and 24 January)

First, however, on 26 November there is a Vocal Masterclass with James Gilchrist.

On 5 December, there is the...

Posted 22 Oct | Comments

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Cenerentola now on stage

The warmest of welcomes to Rossini's Cenerentola, whose return has been eagerly awaited. This opera, associated by many of us with the early years of Scottish Opera, has been absent for too long from Scotland's main stages.

For this outing, Scottish Opera is again in a co-production with Opéra National du Rhin of Strasbourg, following the success of the previous collaboration on Mozart's Cosi fan tutte in 2009.

Rising stars Victoria Yarovaya and Nico Darmanin make their debuts leading the...

Posted 16 Oct | Comments

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Snow Maiden and Glasgow Grand

Thanks to the generosity of Jim and Elaine Duncan, we now have photographs from the 1957 production of Rimsky-Korsakov's Snow Maiden by Glasgow Grand Opera. Their father, James Duncan, was singing Tsar Berendey, and is wearing an appropriately magnificent robe. Thank you, Jim and Elaine!

To see...

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Upload Opera returns!

Upload Opera is taking part in Oxjam Aberdeen.

This is the first time that Opera or Classical music have been represented in the festival. Please, say the organisers, don't let it be the last. Let's show Oxjam and the rest of the music community in Aberdeen that there are people out there who...

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William Boland, famous tenor

William Boland, famous international tenor

Recently OperaScotland heard from Dean Cahill, based in Sapcote near Leicester.  He was looking for a 'good home' for papers concerning the international tenor William Boland.

We were delighted as we wanted to learn more about Boland, who performed many times in Scotland with different...

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Added in September

Notes were added for the following operas:-

Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti). Finta giardiniera (Mozart), Sir John in Love (Vaughan Williams).

Performance details were added for the following performances:-

Amahl (1966, 1968), Coronation of Poppea (2014), Count of Luxembourg (2014), Faust (1865), Fidelio (1996), Finta giardiniera (1996), Freischutz (1936), Iphigenie en Tauride (1996), Lucia di Lammermoor (1996), Macbeth (2014), Orfeo ed Euridice (1893, 1996), Pagliacci (1893), Sir John in Love (1982).

Mini- biographies were added for Robyn Lyn Evans, Marie Claire Breen, Robert B. Dickson, Anthony Flaum, Thomas Faulkner, Dominic Hill, Warren Letton, Tom Piper, Laura Margaret Smith, Susannah Wapshott.

Alterations were made to notes on Catrin Aur, Kally Lloyd-Jones, Shuna Scott Sendall and David Stephenson.











Posted 13 Oct

What's On24 Nov - 24 Dec

Map List

Masterclass with James Gilchrist 2014

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

26 Nov

Friends of Scottish Opera November 2014

Friends of Scottish Opera

26 Nov 28 Nov

Feisty Divas 2014

Opera Scotland

29 Nov

AGM and talk 2014

Wagner Society of Scotland

30 Nov

Opera Scenes 2014

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

04 Dec 06 Dec

Opera Alba on tour 2014

Opera Alba

04 Dec

Winter Concert 2014

Tayside Opera

05 Dec

Friends of Scottish Opera December 2014

Friends of Scottish Opera

06 Dec 07 Dec 07 Dec 10 Dec

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