Now in its fourth year, 'Previously...' Scotland's History Festival exists as an educational, heritage and cultural festival. 'Previously..' aims to celebrate Scotland's History, to widen access and participation, to create connections and threads between our past, our present and our future.
Naturally, Scotland's enjoyment of opera reaching back to the eighteenth century, OperaScotland felt that this great art should also be represented.
For more than five years now, we have been...
Posted 19 Nov | Comments
Friends of Scottish Opera take stock
How many recognise the image shown here? The photograph shows the badge worn by members of the Friends of Scottish Opera. Look out for the badge at performances. Please say hello and introduce yourself!
At the well-attended AGM of the Friends on Wednesday 23 October, the chair, Tony Burton, brought members up to date with the thinking of the working party. This has been set up to consider ways the Friends could grow support for Scottish Opera throughout the country and beyond. The Friends,...
Posted 2 Nov | Comments
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
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