More Dementia-friendly performances
Scottish Opera is staging two dementia friendly performances of Puccini’s classic, La bohème : one at Theatre Royal Glasgow and one in collaboration with Festival Theatre Edinburgh.
This follows the Company’s landmark production of The Marriage of Figaro, the UK’s first dementia friendly opera performance, at Festival Theatre Edinburgh in November 2016, made possible by the pioneering work of Scottish Opera and the Festival Theatre, supported by the Life Changes Trust.
In the two...
Posted 8 Jan 2017 | Comments
Scottish Opera's Director of Education honoured
Jane Davidson (pictured), Director of Outreach and Education at Scottish Opera, has been appointed an MBE in the New Year 2017 Honours List.
Jane has been with Scottish Opera's education team – established in 1971, making it the oldest education and outreach unit of any opera company in Europe – since 1984. She is responsible for the formulation of policy for the Company's education strategy, and for the commissioning of new works for education and outreach projects.
'I'm delighted and...
Posted 31 Dec 2016 | Comments
David McVicar directs Pelléas and Mélisande
Sir David McVicar makes a welcome return to Scottish Opera to direct Claude Debussy's extraordinary opera, Pelléas and Mélisande, for the first time in his career.
Rae Smith and Paule Constable, the design team behind the hit show War Horse, join him in a production that brings to life an enigmatic tale of love, honour, jealousy and loss, inspired by the paintings of Danish artist Villhelm Hammershøi.
Scottish Opera Music Director, Stuart Stratford, conducts an outstanding cast that...
Posted 20 Dec 2016 | Comments
Sir Harrison Birtwistle's 'The Last Supper'
The Scottish premiere of Harrison Birtwistle's The Last Supper will be given with an all-star cast on Saturday 14 January 2017 in a rare concert-staging. This will be conductor Martyn Brabbins' first UK operatic appearance since his appointment as Music Director for English National Opera in October 2016. Brabbins leads the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and an all-star cast at Glasgow's City Halls.
The Last Supper, written by Birtwistle (pictured) in 2000, was last performed in the UK...
Posted 10 Dec 2016 | Comments