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When the OperaScotland website was launched we always intended to include a newsletter. However the first target has always been to develop content and make the website credible and...

Posted 26 Aug 2015 | Comments

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Launch of New Opera Recording

That rare event, the launch of a recording of an opera made in Scotland, is announced for October. The opera, Breathe Freely, is by Scottish composer Julian Wagstaff. 

For those wanting to hear more of Julian's music, he is presenting his show Song to Me at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Song to Me will include music from Breathe Freely, and in addition extracts from his music theatre piece John Paul Jones, his opera The Turing Test and selected instrumental works such as A Persistent...

Posted 23 Jul 2015 | Comments

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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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Upload Opera on again!

Upload Opera has announced their first gig outside Aberdeen, in the Riverside Cottage Cafe in Ballater!


Free entry for all!  See the venue details here 


The entrepreneurial Jayne Carmichael Norrie is also asking for subscribers to the Upload Opera Youtube Channel here. She's looking for a...

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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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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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New to your website in July

The latest uploads are details of:-

Aïda (1938, 1952); Barber of Seville (1949); Bartered Bride (1951); Bohème (1917, 1949, 1952); Caractacus (1926) and Carmen (1920, 1948, 1982).

Also Cavalleria Rusticana (1957, 1963); Elisir d'amore (2015); Esmeralda (1920); Fanciulla del West (1963); Faust (1926, 1939); Frau ohne Schatten (2015).'Geisha (1926, 1931); Gipsy Princess (1931). Girl Crazy (1987).

Kiss (1949); Lady, Be Good (1927); Macbeth (1978); Madam Butterfly (1939). Magic Flute (1923, 1952); Merry Widow (1932); Nadeshda (1925).

Oh, Kay! (1928); Otello (1923); Pagliacci (1939, 1957); Pilgrim's Progress (1952) and  Salome (1952).

Seraglio (1921); Show Boat (1928, 1991); Sorochintsy Fair (1942). Stella Maris (1920); Tannhäuser (1917, 1921); Tosca (1952); Trovatore (1920); Turandot (1952). 

Posted 30 Jul 2015

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What's On2 Sep - 2 Oct

Map List

Descent O' Orpheus tae the Underworld 2015

Ayrshire Operatic Experience

03 Sep

Valkyrie 2015

Berwick Festival Opera

04 Sep 06 Sep

Madam Butterfly 2015

Opera Bohemia

18 Sep

Stranraer Music for All 2015

Opera Alba

18 Sep

A Passion for Opera 2015

Heritage Opera

20 Sep

China Doll 2015

Bad Habit Theatre

24 Sep

Cosi fan tutte 2015

Scottish Opera

24 Sep 26 Sep 29 Sep 01 Oct

Frau ohne Schatten 2015

Edinburgh Players Opera Group

27 Sep

Introducing Opera 2015

Derek Watson

30 Sep

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