Opera Scotland

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

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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

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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

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Stuart Stratford, Alex Reedijk and Sir Thomas Allen

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

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On tour with Scottish Opera

"Touring continues to be integral to what we do", says Alex Reedijk of Scottish Opera. "We restate our passion for it this season with two fabulous tours taking opera to 37 smaller venues in Scotland plus our unique 'Pop-Up Opera' trailer which will tour to summer festivals."

Throughout the...

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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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Uploaded in June

Another busy month for additions to the website. Performances have been added for the following:-

Ariodante (2016); Ballo in maschera (1991; 2015); Beggar's Opera (1940); Cavalleria Rusticana (1973, 1996); Clemenza di Tito (1938); Così fan tutte (2008); Devil Inside (2016); Don Carlos (2000); Elijah (1904, 1983); Enfance du Christ (2004).

Also Ernani (1981); Falstaff (1927, 1929); Faust (1958); Gianni Schicchi (1927); Inganno felice (2015); Iphigenie in Tauris (2015); Last Hotel (2015); Lohengrin (1929); Lucia di Lammermoor (1980).

Then Macbeth (1995); Maid Marian (1956); Marriage of Figaro (2004; 2010); Meistersinger (1932); Midsummer Night's Dream (2001, 2004); Nabucco (1983, 1993); Pagliacci (1927, 1973, 1996); Rosenkavalier (1931, 1932); Rusalka (2016); Simoon (2015); Tosca (1930); Tristan (1932);Trovatore (1997); Turandot (1930). 

Posted 29 Jun 2015

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What's On4 Jul - 4 Aug

Map List

Concert 2015


04 Jul

Don Giovanni 2015

Royal Opera

05 Jul

Inganno felice 2015

Raucous Rossini

15 Jul 17 Jul 19 Jul 21 Jul 23 Jul 24 Jul 25 Jul

Noyes Fludde 2015

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

24 Jul 25 Jul 25 Jul

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