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Conservatoire Programme

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland have announced their programme for the coming season.

Once again there is much to interest the opera buff.  The main item on the bill is the annual production in January, this time of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, with conductor Tim Dean, director Ashley Dean, designer Cordelia Chisholm and lighting designer Richard Howell (16,17,19 and 24 January)

First, however, on 26 November there is a Vocal Masterclass with James Gilchrist.

On 5 December, there is the...

Posted 22 Oct | Comments

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Cenerentola now on stage

The warmest of welcomes to Rossini's Cenerentola, whose return has been eagerly awaited. This opera, associated by many of us with the early years of Scottish Opera, has been absent for too long from Scotland's main stages.

For this outing, Scottish Opera is again in a co-production with Opéra National du Rhin of Strasbourg, following the success of the previous collaboration on Mozart's Cosi fan tutte in 2009.

Rising stars Victoria Yarovaya and Nico Darmanin make their debuts leading the...

Posted 16 Oct | Comments

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David Stephenson as Macbeth

Macbeth on Tour

Dominic Hill's striking production of Verdi's Macbeth is now on tour, showing outlying taxpayers the work of Scottish Opera at its best.

Kally Loyd-Jones has revived the piece with a strong cast who are giving wonderful performances. David Stephenson as Macbeth is joined by among others Catrin Aur, Shuna Scott Sendall, Marie Claire Breen and Laura Margaret Smith with support and direction from Susannah Wapshott at the piano. School children from schools local to a particular performance take...

Posted 6 Oct | Comments

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Scotland's Festival of New Music

Sound, Scotland's Festival of New Music, has now reached its tenth anniversary.

With every year, this event becomes more international. As well as offering music from Turkey, Argentina, Norway and France, Scottish highlights include new commissions from musician-composers Alasdair Roberts and Ross Whyte.

Musical performances are spread right across Aberdeenshire. 

Opera has a key role again this year, with two new works by young composer-writer teams. For further details, check out our...

Posted 22 Sep | Comments

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Snow Maiden and Glasgow Grand

Thanks to the generosity of Jim and Elaine Duncan, we now have photographs from the 1957 production of Rimsky-Korsakov's Snow Maiden by Glasgow Grand Opera. Their father, James Duncan, was singing Tsar Berendey, and is wearing an appropriately magnificent robe. Thank you, Jim and Elaine!


To see...

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Upload Opera returns!

Upload Opera is taking part in Oxjam Aberdeen.


This is the first time that Opera or Classical music have been represented in the festival. Please, say the organisers, don't let it be the last. Let's show Oxjam and the rest of the music community in Aberdeen that there are people out there who...

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William Boland, famous tenor

William Boland, famous international tenor

Recently OperaScotland heard from Dean Cahill, based in Sapcote near Leicester.  He was looking for a 'good home' for papers concerning the international tenor William Boland.


We were delighted as we wanted to learn more about Boland, who performed many times in Scotland with different...

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Added in September

Notes were added for the following operas:-

Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti). Finta giardiniera (Mozart), Sir John in Love (Vaughan Williams).

Performance details were added for the following performances:-

Amahl (1966, 1968), Coronation of Poppea (2014), Count of Luxembourg (2014), Faust (1865), Fidelio (1996), Finta giardiniera (1996), Freischutz (1936), Iphigenie en Tauride (1996), Lucia di Lammermoor (1996), Macbeth (2014), Orfeo ed Euridice (1893, 1996), Pagliacci (1893), Sir John in Love (1982).

Mini- biographies were added for Robyn Lyn Evans, Marie Claire Breen, Robert B. Dickson, Anthony Flaum, Thomas Faulkner, Dominic Hill, Warren Letton, Tom Piper, Laura Margaret Smith, Susannah Wapshott.

Alterations were made to notes on Catrin Aur, Kally Lloyd-Jones, Shuna Scott Sendall and David Stephenson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted 13 Oct

What's On31 Oct - 1 Dec

Map List

Friends of Scottish Opera October 2014

Friends of Scottish Opera

31 Oct 31 Oct 31 Oct

Cenerentola 2014

Scottish Opera

01 Nov 04 Nov 06 Nov 08 Nov 13 Nov 16 Nov 19 Nov 22 Nov

Macbeth 2014

Scottish Opera

01 Nov

Dance Derby 2014

Company Chordelia

01 Nov 04 Nov 05 Nov

Friends of Scottish Opera November 2014

Friends of Scottish Opera

02 Nov 02 Nov 09 Nov 14 Nov 18 Nov 26 Nov 28 Nov

Thematic Transformation in Wagner 2014

Wagner Society of Scotland

02 Nov

Encouraging New Opera 2014

Sound

02 Nov 02 Nov

Carmen 2014

Fife Opera

06 Nov 07 Nov 08 Nov

Madam Butterfly 2014

Opera Bohemia

20 Nov 22 Nov 23 Nov

Masterclass with James Gilchrist 2014

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

26 Nov

AGM and talk 2014

Wagner Society of Scotland

30 Nov

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