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
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
Macbeth on Tour
Dominic Hill's striking production of Verdi's Macbeth is now on tour, showing outlying taxpayers the work of Scottish Opera at its best.
Kally Loyd-Jones has revived the piece with a strong cast who are giving wonderful performances. David Stephenson as Macbeth is joined by among others Catrin Aur, Shuna Scott Sendall, Marie Claire Breen and Laura Margaret Smith with support and direction from Susannah Wapshott at the piano. School children from schools local to a particular performance take...
Posted 6 Oct | Comments
Scotland's Festival of New Music
Sound, Scotland's Festival of New Music, has now reached its tenth anniversary.
With every year, this event becomes more international. As well as offering music from Turkey, Argentina, Norway and France, Scottish highlights include new commissions from musician-composers Alasdair Roberts and Ross Whyte.
Musical performances are spread right across Aberdeenshire.
Opera has a key role again this year, with two new works by young composer-writer teams. For further details, check out our...
Posted 22 Sep | Comments