Opera Scotland

Byre in the Botanics

In an enterprising move, Michael Downes, Artistic Director of the Byre Theatre at St Andrews, has launched a jam-packed series of outdoor concerts, performances, screenings and family fun. These are to be held at St Andrews Botanic Gardens, one of the most beautiful settings in the whole of Fife.

For opera lovers there is a screening of Wagner's Meistersingers, in the Glyndebourne Encore series.This is supplemented by the first visit to Scotland of the acclaimed OperaUpClose company with...

Posted 13 Jul 2016 | Comments

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Opera on the Fringe

The programme for the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival on the planet, has been announced. As it nears the seventieth anniversary of its foundation, the Fringe remains true to its principle of open access and there are plenty of varied offerings.

Among the varied offerings are Opera  Bohemia's Traviata with Catriona Clark, Magnetic Opera's La bohème and Ayrshire Opera's Descent o' Orpheus tae the Underwarl.

Away from the mainstream is a children's show, Opera Mouse,...

Posted 2 Jul 2016 | Comments

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Turn of the Screw and Byre Opera

Byre Opera, the opera company of The University of St Andrews, will bring Benjamin Britten's ghostly masterpiece The Turn of the Screw to stages across Scotland as part of a summer tour. For those unfamiliar with the work of Britten, this can be experienced as one of his most powerful and engaging operas. As a series of short scenes unfolds, how do we make sense of what we see and hear? Who do we believe?

The cast includes current students and recent graduates from the University of St...

Posted 14 Jun 2016 | Comments

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The Iris Murder

Further evidence that opera is thriving in Scotland is that a new work, The Iris Murder, is being launched with performances in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Kirkwall.

Written for the Hebrides Ensemble on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of its founding, composer Alasdair Nicolson and librettist John Gallas have developed a chamber opera around the myths associated with the Green Man. Versions of this myth are widespread in many cultures and relate to the cycle of rebirth in nature.

At a time...

Posted 4 Jun 2016 | Comments

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Perthshire Opera

Perthshire Opera and Acteon

Bookings are invited for a Baroque Opera Course at the Birnam Arts Centre, Dunkeld, this 23-29 October.


If you have always fancied performing in a fully staged opera production then this course is for you - no previous experience necessary.


Visit the website www.perthshireopera.com for more...

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New opera company in Paisley

Mathew Oliver is just 21 but he has set up what is believed to be Paisley’s first-ever opera company, which will stage Giacomo Puccini’s tune-filled masterpiece La bohème in November.


Mathew, a physics student at Glasgow University, first became interested in opera when he was a pupil at Paisley...

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Opera Platform

Opera Europa Digital Platform

For some time now, we have not been listing cinema performances or streamings unless they were special such as the BP Big Screen event in Duthie Park, Aberdeen, once a year.


Opera Europa Digital Platform has now launched, offering a series of monthly online showcases of a complete opera from a...

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New in June

Check out the latest performances and casts we've added this month.

They include, amongst others, cast information about the Denhof company from 1910 and RSAMD performances in the 1990s.

Albert Herring (1999); Assedio di Calais (1998); Belshazzar (1997); Carmen (1906; 1999) and Così fan tutte (2000).

Then Curlew River (1994); Dream of Gerontius (1973); Elektra (1913); and Elijah (1995).

Also Flying Dutchman (1913); Iris Murder (2016); Magic Flute (1913);Marriage of Figaro (1906); Mastersingers (1913).

And Opera Scenes 3 (2016); Orpheus and Euridice (1913); Pelléas et Mélisande (1913); Pietra del paragone (2000); Rheingold (2013); Rosenkavalier (1913).

Finally, Siegfried (1913); Tristan and Isolde (1913), Turn of the Screw (2000; 2016), Twilight of the Gods (1913) and Valkyrie (1913).

Posted 8 Jul 2016

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What's On23 Jul - 23 Aug

Map List

Dido and Aeneas 2016

Kellie Consort

23 Jul 24 Jul 26 Jul

Sloans Project 2016

New Opera in Scotland Events (NOISE)

24 Jul 26 Jul 27 Jul 28 Jul 29 Jul 29 Jul 31 Jul

Carmen 2016

Opera Up Close

29 Jul

Music Oft Hath Such a Charm. 2016

Opera Up Close

30 Jul

Bohème 2016

Clyde Opera Group

30 Jul 31 Jul

Erik Satie's Faction 2016

Avalon Promotions Ltd

03 Aug 04 Aug 05 Aug 06 Aug 07 Aug 10 Aug 11 Aug 12 Aug 13 Aug 14 Aug 15 Aug 17 Aug 18 Aug 19 Aug 20 Aug 21 Aug 22 Aug

Opera Mouse 2016

Melanie Gall

05 Aug 06 Aug 08 Aug 09 Aug 10 Aug 11 Aug 12 Aug 13 Aug 15 Aug 16 Aug 17 Aug 18 Aug 19 Aug 20 Aug 22 Aug

Jasager 2016

Scottish Opera

05 Aug 05 Aug

Down in the Valley 2016

Scottish Opera

05 Aug 05 Aug

Norma 2016

Edinburgh International Festival

05 Aug 07 Aug 09 Aug

Unseal/Unseam and Erwartung 2016

CalArts Festival Theater

06 Aug 09 Aug 10 Aug 11 Aug 12 Aug 13 Aug 16 Aug 17 Aug 18 Aug 19 Aug 20 Aug

A Portrait of Opera: an Evening of Opera Highlights 2016

Ayrshire Operatic Experience

06 Aug

Descent o' Orpheus tae the Underwarl 2016

Ayrshire Operatic Experience

11 Aug 12 Aug

Fledermaus 2016

Aria Alba - Opera for All

11 Aug 12 Aug 13 Aug 14 Aug

Dido and Aeneas 2016

Coro 16

12 Aug 13 Aug

Saint Matthew Passion 2016

Edinburgh International Festival

13 Aug

Apostles 2016

Edinburgh International Festival

14 Aug

Mikado 2016

University of St Andrews G&S Society

15 Aug 16 Aug 17 Aug 19 Aug 20 Aug

Young Classical Artist Secret Opera 2016

Fife Youth Arts Classical Opera

15 Aug 17 Aug 19 Aug 20 Aug

Rheingold 2016

Mariinsky Opera, St Petersburg

15 Aug

Traviata 2016

Opera Bohemia

18 Aug 19 Aug 21 Aug

Songs of Travel 2016

Co-production

22 Aug

Mikado 2016

Cat-Like Tread

22 Aug

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