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Edinburgh Fringe programme announced

Thi year's opera productions offer a number of delights.

Notable are Opera Bohemia's new production of Verdi's Falstaff and  Mozart's Idomeneo, performed by Aria Alba-Opera for All.

New opera is represented by Tumbling Lassie, performed by Edinburgh Studio Opera. Music is by Tom Cunningham to a libretto by Alexander McCall Smith.

Amy Beach's Cabildo, a chamber opera, is to be given its first performance in Europe by Opera Eos.

Opera Allegra are to perform Violetta, a contemporary version of...

Posted 9 Jun 2018 | Comments

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Street Scene spectacular at RCS

A sizzling slice of 1940s New York life comes to Glasgow in one of the most ambitious productions ever staged by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. There are only four performances.

 Blurring the boundaries between musical theatre and opera, Kurt Weill’s Street Scene brings together a show-stopping set, an infectious score and a cast of almost 60 from across the disciplines, including young performers from the Junior Conservatoire.

This production features:

  • A spectacular 7m-high set of...

Posted 19 May 2018 | Comments

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Perth Festival of the Arts

To open Perth Festival of the Arts, perhaps the greatest opera of all, Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, is being given in an acclaimed new production. Newcomers could hardly have a better introduction to one of the masterpieces of opera - to be sung in English with surtitles.

This year we get a second performance from regular visitors, English Touring Opera, a concert of rare Rossini excerpts from his spectacularly difficult Neapolitan operas, justifiably entitled Fireworks!  Several have not...

Posted 16 May 2018 | Comments

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Scottish Opera launches new season

Scottish Opera has unveiled its 2018/19 Season. Highlights include a world premiere, and two new productions (one a co-production with Germany’s Theater Magdeburg).

Also on the appetising menu are two revivals, a new production of Orfeo and Euridice by Scottish Opera Young Company, and two Scottish premieres in the Opera in Concert series. Locations will include appearances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Lammermuir Festival, as well as in Paris, London and New York.

Alex Reedijk,...

Posted 11 Apr 2018 | Comments

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Handel's Largo and Xerxes/Serse

Handel's opera Xerxes or Serse is about to be given its second staged production in Scotland.

Byre opera are giving a handful of performances from Friday 22 June - see our entry here.

Of the cast at the RSAMD, at least one, Olafur Sigurdson, is making a career as a baritone in Verdi and Wager...

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Looking for a speaker?

Iain, Peter and Stephen Fraser, co-founders of OperaScotland and research into Carl Rosa Opera, offer organisations such as Probus and Arts societies the chance to learn about the origin and development of this website and the amazing life of Carl Rosa/

Carl Rosa: from ‘juvenile Paganini’ to...

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Emerging artists

New Emerging Artists

Scottish Opera has welcomed a talented new group of Emerging Artists for the 2017/18 Season. 

They are Catherine Backhouse (mezzo), Samuel Bordoli (composer), Alexey Gusev (baritone), Patrick Milne (repetiteur), Ellen Murgatroyd (costume trainee), Alex Otterburn (baritone) and Laura Zigmantaite...

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Recent additions to your website

Casts and reviews have recently been added for the following:-

Scottish Opera's Fiery Angel (2017); Iolanta (2017); Le Petit Verre's Hansel and Gretel (2017); Fife Opera's Magic Flute (2017) and Scottish Opera's Traviata (2017).

Time continus to be absorbed by digging out details on the life of Karl Rose (Carl Rosa) who founded the opera company that brought so many operas to Scotland.

This will one day soon, I hope, be published.


Posted 10 Dec 2017

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What's On17 Jul - 17 Aug

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Pagliacci 2018

Scottish Opera

26 Jul 28 Jul 29 Jul

Cosi fan tutte 2018

Clyde Opera Group

28 Jul 29 Jul

Cabildo 2018

Opera Eos

04 Aug 05 Aug 06 Aug 07 Aug 08 Aug

Creation 2018

Edinburgh International Festival

04 Aug

Barbiere di Siviglia 2018

Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris

05 Aug 07 Aug 08 Aug

Opera Mouse 2018

Melanie Gall

06 Aug 07 Aug 08 Aug 09 Aug 10 Aug 11 Aug 12 Aug 13 Aug 14 Aug 15 Aug 16 Aug

The Sloans Opera Glasgow 2018 Edition 2018

New Opera in Scotland Events (NOISE)

06 Aug 07 Aug 08 Aug 10 Aug 10 Aug 12 Aug

BambinO 2018

Scottish Opera, MIF and Improbable

07 Aug 08 Aug 09 Aug 10 Aug 11 Aug 12 Aug 14 Aug 15 Aug 16 Aug

Pirates revisited 2018

Opera North Youth Company

07 Aug 08 Aug

Jan Tait and the Bear 2018

Ensemble Thing

08 Aug 09 Aug 13 Aug 14 Aug 15 Aug 16 Aug

Siegfried 2018

Edinburgh International Festival

08 Aug

Tod! 2018

Cromarty Youth Opera

08 Aug 09 Aug 10 Aug

Idomeneo 2018

Aria Alba - Opera for All

09 Aug 10 Aug 11 Aug 12 Aug

Elephant Angel 2018

Cromarty Youth Opera

09 Aug 10 Aug 11 Aug

Falstaff 2018

Opera Bohemia

09 Aug 14 Aug 16 Aug

HMS Pinafore 2018

University of St Andrews G&S Society

13 Aug 14 Aug 15 Aug 16 Aug 16 Aug

Samson 2018

Edinburgh International Festival

13 Aug

Hansel and Gretel 2018

Edinburgh International Festival

15 Aug

Tumbling Lassie 2018

Edinburgh Studio Opera

16 Aug

Beggar's Opera 2018

Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris

16 Aug

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