Opera Scotland

Lee Bisset as Jenufa

Scottish Opera’s new production of Janácek’s Jenufa opens

Focusing on a tangled set of relationships in a claustrophobic rural community, the story follows Jenufa, a young woman who is pregnant though as yet unmarried. Her stepmother, worried for the family's reputation and her own status as the leader of the village, hides Jenufa away to bear the child. Months later, the river thaws and a gruesome secret is uncovered. Suspicion falls immediately on Jenufa, but the truth is far more complex.

Director Annilese Miskimmon is aiming to bring an...

Posted 7 Apr 2015 | Comments

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Actéon and Burns to Bernstein

Exciting news of Ayrshire Opera Experience. In association with the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, they are to make their debut tour, bringing both the first translation of Actéon into the Scots language and in addition a concert of songs and arias featuring works from Burns to Bernstein.

With a strong cast, a chorus of twenty-two, and some talented instrumentalists, the performances promise a memorable experience.

Actéon Meets Tam O' Shanter is a reworking of the chamber opera Actéon by...

Posted 25 Mar 2015 | Comments

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Magic Flute

Edinburgh Festival programme announced!

The first operatic programme of Fergus Linehan's tenure as Festival Director has a different look to it from those of his predecessor.

In addition to the concert performances of Rake's Progress and H M S Pinafore already announced, there is the world premiere of a new chamber opera The Last Hotel, by composer Donnacha Dennehy and writer Enda Walsh, and Komische Oper Berlin's Magic Flute (pictured). Finally, we have some semi-staged performances of Marriage of Figaro involving the Budapest...

Posted 18 Mar 2015 | Comments

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Erik Chisholm

Chisholm's Simoon to be given orchestral premiere

"Scotland's forgotten composer", Erik Chisholm, wrote a number of operas and one of these, Simoon, a psychological murder thriller, is being given its world orchestral premiere in Glasgow in June.

In 1930 The Active Society for the Propagation of Contemporary Music was set up in Glasgow, led by composer Erik Chisholm. He invited friends to come and perform their own works, including internationally known composers such as Bartók, Hindemith, Walton and Bax.

Chisholm lived in the West End (on...

Posted 16 Mar 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?

A great way to do this would be to attend the performance of Vaughan Williams' Sir John in Love on 13 May. Catch the Edinburgh Operabus (pictured) leaving West Register House, Charlotte Square at 4.45 in time to...

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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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Notes on Creation (Haydn) and Theodora (Handel)

Tours of Bartered Bride (1962), Belle Hélène (1967), Bohème (1961), Cenerentola (1965), Creation (1949, 1958, 1979, 1987, 1993, 2006, 2008, 2014, 2015 twice A and B), Cunning Little Vixen (2015), Dido and Aeneas (2015), Don Giovanni (1976) and Don Pasquale (1977).

Also Elijah (1932, 1947, 1988), Golden Cockerel (1976), Idomeneo (2003), Madam Butterfly (1942), Magic Flute (1977; 2015), Mamelles de Tirésias (2015), Marriage of Figaro (1977, 2015 (twice, A and B)), Merry Widow (1976), Rigoletto (1964), Samson (2015), Theodora (2003, 2015), Traviata (1942) and Trovatore (1957). 

Posted 1 Apr 2015

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What's On18 Apr - 18 May

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Jenůfa 2015

Scottish Opera

18 Apr

In Italian or English? (talk) 2015

Wagner Society of Scotland

19 Apr

Friends of Scottish Opera April 2015

Friends of Scottish Opera

22 Apr 25 Apr

Actéon 2015

Ayrshire Operatic Experience

25 Apr

Apostles 2015

St Andrews Chorus

26 Apr

Friends of Scottish Opera May 2015

Friends of Scottish Opera

03 May 17 May

Elisir d'amore 2015

Edinburgh Grand Opera

06 May 07 May 08 May 09 May

Trovatore 2015

Scottish Opera

07 May 09 May 12 May 14 May 17 May

Sir John in Love 2015

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

09 May 11 May 13 May 15 May

Creation 2015

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

14 May 15 May

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