Opera Scotland

Return of the Don

English Touring Opera bring their new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni to the Perth Festival of the Arts this week for its only performance in Scotland. More than most, this work is capable of endless reimagining and this production certainly seems to hit the mark.


The orchestra, under the wise hand of Michael Rosewell, summons a sound of astonishing grandeur. In all it's a terrific show, which proves once again what a treasure ETO really is."  —  Telegraph


Mozart's dark vision...

Posted 17 May 2016 | Comments

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For some years now OperaScotland has offered an unparalleled source of information about the past, present and future of opera in Scotland. Visitors to the site from Scotland, England, USA and elsewhere have been increasing in number year on year. We intend that significant growth in both quality and quantity continues.

For some time, we at OperaScotland have been planning to bring you a newsletter. We see this as a way to bring many site features and discoveries to a wider...

Posted 8 May 2016 | Comments

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Alex Reedijk and Stuart Stratford

Scottish Opera repertoire for 2016-17 announced

A varied and appealing programme is announced for next year, with performances ranging from the classics to contemporary opera, and offering something for most tastes. Considering the climate of cuts in government support for the arts, at first sight this looks surprisingly enterprising.

Opening the season is Sir Thomas Allen's staging of Marriage of Figaro, a revival of his 2010 interpretation of Mozart's masterpiece. Beautiful period designs by Simon Higlett provide the backdrop to this...

Posted 27 Apr 2016 | Comments

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Billy Budd

Opera North's Billy Budd for Edinburgh

Opera North's forthcoming season includes a pleasant surprise for operagoers in Scotland - four performances in Edinburgh late this year. There will be two chances to see a new production of Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd, and two to see a pair of one acters by Puccini, Il tabarro and Suor Angelica.

Orpha Phelan directs Billy Budd – an opera which was last seen on the Opera North stage over two decades ago. This new production brings together some of the country's leading Britten interpreters...

Posted 26 Apr 2016 | Comments

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European Opera Days

Coming up soon are European Opera Days which this year take place over the weekend 6-8 May. The first European Opera Days were held as long ago as May 2007, and have since become an annual event throughout Europe celebrating opera as an art form.

Following on from this #LoveOpera promotion will...

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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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Added to the website in April

We have continued to add to our listings, in particular adding performances and casts for the new Scottish Opera season, and have added historic tours also.

Amico Fritz (2016); Apostles (2016); Billy Budd (2016); Bohème (2017); Così fan tutte (2016); Elisir d’amore (2016); Enfant prodigue (2017); Gipsy Princess (1954); Gurrelieder (1983; 2016); Marriage of Figaro (2016).

Then Merry Widow (1954); Rheingold (2016); Rusalka (2016);Scala di Seta (2017); St Matthew Passion (1981); Suor Angelica (2016); Tabarro (2016); Villi (2017);Trial (2017) and Wiener Blut (1954).

Posted 5 May 2016

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What's On25 May - 25 Jun

Map List

Mikado Unwrapped 2016

Scottish Opera

25 May 04 Jun 11 Jun

Opera Scenes 2 2016

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

26 May 27 May

Mikado 2016

Scottish Opera

26 May 27 May 28 May 01 Jun 02 Jun 03 Jun 04 Jun 05 Jun 09 Jun 10 Jun 11 Jun 15 Jun 16 Jun 16 Jun 17 Jun 18 Jun 18 Jun 22 Jun 23 Jun 23 Jun 24 Jun

Little White Town of Never Weary 2016

Scottish Opera

28 May 28 May

The Pop-uo Opera Roadshow 2016

Scottish Opera

28 May 29 May

Pre-show talk 2016

Scottish Opera

28 May 04 Jun 18 Jun

Opera Scenes 3 2016

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

03 Jun 04 Jun

Nurturing Wagner Voices 2016

Wagner Society of Scotland

05 Jun

Iris Murder 2016

Hebrides Ensemble

10 Jun 12 Jun 20 Jun

Hansel and Gretel 2016

St Magnus Festival

16 Jun 18 Jun 19 Jun

Turn of the Screw 2016

Byre Opera

22 Jun 23 Jun 24 Jun

Dido and Aeneas 2016

St Magnus Festival

22 Jun

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