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Anamchara - songs of friendship

Anamchara, a family opera, was conceived as part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. Drawing on talents from across the Commonwealth, over 100 performers will bring the work to life.

It is performed by young professional singers, musicians and dancers from Scottish Opera, Calgary Opera, Cape Town Opera, New Zealand Opera and the India-based Yuva Ekta Foundation working alongside Scottish singers. The project draws on volunteers from Scottish Opera's Connect Orchestra and Chorus. There is...

Posted 25 Jul | Comments

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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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Count of Luxembourg

Opera Camerata and the Count of Luxembourg

Opera Camerata's offering this year is Franz Lehar's Count of Luxembourg, a delightful work that is rarely staged nowadays.

The Count will be shown in October in their regular venue, Edinburgh's Church Hill Theatre. The work is to be performed in English in Eric Maschwitz's translation with the...

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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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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 On31 Jul - 31 Aug

Map List

Madam Butterfly 2014

Scottish Opera

31 Jul 03 Aug

Opera scenes and songs 2014

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

31 Jul

Madam Butterfly 2014

Opera Bohemia

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 23 Aug 23 Aug 24 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 23 Aug

The Magic Flute 2014

Aria Alba - Opera for All

12 Aug 13 Aug 14 Aug 15 Aug 16 Aug

Opera Alba at the Fringe 2014

Opera Alba

12 Aug 14 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 23 Aug 24 Aug 25 Aug

Barbiere di Siviglia 2014

Magnetic Opera

19 Aug 20 Aug 22 Aug 23 Aug

Gianni Schicchi 2014

Opera Bohemia

20 Aug 21 Aug 22 Aug 23 Aug

Così fan tutte 2014

Opera dei Lumi

22 Aug 26 Aug

Valkyrie Act 1 and Siegfried Idyll 2014


23 Aug 24 Aug

William Tell 2014

Teatro Regio, Turin

26 Aug

Trojans 2014

Mariinsky Opera, St Petersburg

28 Aug 29 Aug 30 Aug

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