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Aberdeen International Youth Festival

This remarkable Festival, now 42 years old, is continuing to develop its activities, which span the worlds of dance, theatre, world music, choirs, orchestras, jazz and opera.  The operatic events are focussed on a residency for talented young singers, so for us it provides a chance to see and hear the talented young performers of the future.

Running from 25 July to 2 August, this year there is an added feature in the link with the Commonwealth Games. Check our listings for your opportunities...

Posted 17 Jul | Comments

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Berwick Festival Opera

Only three miles over the border, an intriguing experiment is about to take place.

Under the direction of Matthew Rooke, chief executive and artistic director of the Maltings Theatre in Berwick-upon-Tweed, this summer will see the launch of a small scale opera festival.

Over two weekends, a number of performances are to be given in the atmospheric Guildhall.  These will be tailored to limited resources. On Friday 18 July, Rocket Opera with Sax Ecosse are to offer Purcell's Dido and Aeneas....

Posted 7 Jul | Comments

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Opera on show at the Fringe

This year's Festival Fringe has an enticing selection of opera on view. Apart from Opera Bohemia, with further performances of their enjoyable production of Bohème and the new Gianni Schicchi, there is a chance to see regular performers Opera Alba with their successful programme mixing favourites and the less well known, Edinburgh Studio Opera (Fury and Flirtation: Opera Scenes) and  Aria Alba - Opera for All (Magic Flute in a modern take). 

The About Turn Theatre Company (Dido and Aeneas)...

Posted 25 Jun | Comments

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Gianni Schicchi

Puccini's Gianni Schicchi at the Fringe

Puccini's comic gem Gianni Schicchi is to be performed by Opera Bohemia first on the Fringe and then at Kirkcaldy, Greenock and Glasgow. An outstanding cast includes BBC Kiri prize winner Shuna Sendall, Scottish Opera Emerging Artist Andrew McTaggart, Royal Opera House debutant Andrew Dickinson and Scottish favourite Alan Watt. Tom Cooper offers a wealth of theatrical and directing experience to bring this intimate one-act opera to life.  Guaranteeing an evening of laughter and beautiful...

Posted 7 Jun | Comments

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Fife Opera to perform Carmen

Fife Opera have announced the appointment of Alistair Digges as their new Musical Director. He is an experienced, dynamic young conductor with a reputation for bringing lots of fun and energy to rehearsals. Consequently the company is looking for new chorus members, principals and helpers of all...

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War and Peace live in cinemas

On 16 July, a live screening of Prokofiev's epic War and Peace is to take place in a number of Scottish venues.  The production is by Graham Vick, and will be conducted by Valery Gergiev. This is not only the first ever live screening of a Mariinsky opera production to be shown in the UK, but...

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Breathe Freely recorded

Julian Wagstaff's chamber opera Breathe Freely was recorded in June 2014 by world-class musicians.  Conceived as a celebration of the 300th anniversary of the School of Chemistry, it is hoped that the recording will bring both classical music and science to new audiences.  Julian said  "I am...

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New to the site in June

Notes have been added on the following operas:- Atlántida (Falla), Chulapona (Moreno Torroba), Gaiety Girl (Jones), Shop Girl (Caryll), Vida breve (Falla) and Wally (Catalani).

Tours have been added for Aida (1909; 1910), Atlántida (1989), Avventura di Scaramuccia (1838), Barber of Seville (1832; 1910), Betly (1838), Bohemian Girl (1911), Carmen (1909; 1910 twice; 1911; 1912), Cavalleria Rusticana (1909; 1910; 1912), Chulapona (1989), Daughter of the Regiment (1911), Elisir d'amore (1838), Faust (1909; 1910 twice; 1911; 1912) and Italiana in Algeri (1838).

Also listed are Lily of Killarney (1911), Lohengrin (1909), Lucia di Lammermoor (1910), Maître Seiler (1910), Mastersingers (1909), Merry Wives (1912), Mignon (1912), Pagliacci (1909; 1910; 1912), Queen of Sheba (1912), Rigoletto (1910), Samson et Dalila (1910; 1911), Shop Girl (1896), Tannhäuser (1909; 1910; 1911; 1912), Tosca (1910), Trovatore (1910; 1911; 1912), Vida Breve (1958; 1989) and Wally (1919).

Posted 1 Jul

What's On23 Jul - 23 Aug

Map List

Anamchara 2014

Scottish Opera

25 Jul 26 Jul 26 Jul 27 Jul

Opera Masterclass 2014

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

27 Jul

Madam Butterfly 2014

Opera Bohemia

27 Jul 28 Jul 29 Jul 31 Jul

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Song Studio 2014

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

28 Jul

Madam Butterfly 2014

Scottish Opera

29 Jul 31 Jul 03 Aug

Opera scenes and songs 2014

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

31 Jul

Opera, family and fun 2014

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

01 Aug

Ride of the Wagnerian 2014


02 Aug 03 Aug 04 Aug 05 Aug 06 Aug 07 Aug 08 Aug 09 Aug 10 Aug 11 Aug 13 Aug 14 Aug 15 Aug 16 Aug 17 Aug 18 Aug 19 Aug 20 Aug 21 Aug 22 Aug

Federica Gatta, Soprano 2014


03 Aug 04 Aug 05 Aug

Bohème 2014

Opera Bohemia

04 Aug 05 Aug 07 Aug 09 Aug

Athalia 2014

Ludus Baroque

06 Aug

Baroque Opera Summer Course 2014

David Douglas

10 Aug

Dido and Aeneas 2014

About Turn Theatre Company

11 Aug 12 Aug 13 Aug 14 Aug 15 Aug 16 Aug 18 Aug 19 Aug 20 Aug 21 Aug 22 Aug

Opera Alba at the Fringe 2014

Opera Alba

12 Aug 14 Aug

The Magic Flute 2014

Aria Alba - Opera for All

12 Aug 13 Aug 14 Aug 15 Aug 16 Aug

Fury and Flirtation:Opera scenes 2014

Edinburgh Studio Opera

13 Aug 14 Aug 18 Aug 19 Aug

Owen Wingrave 2014

Aldeburgh Music

15 Aug 17 Aug

Absolved Passions 2014

Magnone and Wishart Music

19 Aug 20 Aug 21 Aug 22 Aug

Barbiere di Siviglia 2014

Magnetic Opera

19 Aug 20 Aug 22 Aug

Gianni Schicchi 2014

Opera Bohemia

20 Aug 21 Aug 22 Aug

Così fan tutte 2014

Opera dei Lumi

22 Aug

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