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Elixir of Love

Scottish Opera's new production of Donizetti's sunny comedy is setting out on a tour to 17 venues around the country. The Company's Music Director, Stuart Stratford – who attracted rave reviews for his work on Rusalka and Opera Holland Park's Iris earlier this year – conducts the first six performances of this lively opera. Derek Clark, Scottish Opera's Head of Music, takes over on the remaining dates.

Young British director Oliver Platt and designer Oliver Townsend (Rodelinda 2013) take...

Posted 19 Sep 2016 | Comments

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New season at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

The new season's offerings at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland have just been announced. The season's operatic content includes more performances in the Opera Scenes series and a concert from Scottish Opera emerging artists.

But the fully staged opera is to be Handel's Agrippina, in what will be only the third production ever in Scotland. Agrippina was first performed fifty years ago by Ledlanet Nights (John Calder's fondly remembered arts festival in Kinross-shire - check out this 1965...

Posted 2 Sep 2016 | Comments

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International Musicians Platform

Opera's coolest soprano, Danielle de Niese, is one of a line-up of international superstars who will headline the 10-day International Musicians Platform next month. This attractive programme will be hosted in some of Dumfries and Galloway's most atmospheric venues.

OperaScotland has listed those events with operatic content, recitals by Danielle de Niese and Nicky Spence with Simon Lepper here and Soraya Mafi and Nicky Spence with Simon Lepper here.

The International Musicians Platform is...

Posted 24 Jul 2016 | Comments

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Byre in the Botanics

In an enterprising move, Michael Downes, Artistic Director of the Byre Theatre at St Andrews, has launched a jam-packed series of outdoor concerts, performances, screenings and family fun. These are to be held at St Andrews Botanic Gardens, one of the most beautiful settings in the whole of Fife.

For opera lovers there is a screening of Wagner's Meistersingers, in the Glyndebourne Encore series.This is supplemented by the first visit to Scotland of the acclaimed OperaUpClose company with...

Posted 13 Jul 2016 | Comments

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Perthshire Opera

Perthshire Opera and Acteon

Bookings are invited for a Baroque Opera Course at the Birnam Arts Centre, Dunkeld, this 23-29 October.


If you have always fancied performing in a fully staged opera production then this course is for you - no previous experience necessary.


Visit the website www.perthshireopera.com for more...

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New opera company in Paisley

Mathew Oliver is just 21 but he has set up what is believed to be Paisley’s first-ever opera company, which will stage Giacomo Puccini’s tune-filled masterpiece La bohème in November.


Mathew, a physics student at Glasgow University, first became interested in opera when he was a pupil at Paisley...

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Opera Platform

Opera Europa Digital Platform

For some time now, we have not been listing cinema performances or streamings unless they were special such as the BP Big Screen event in Duthie Park, Aberdeen, once a year.


Opera Europa Digital Platform has now launched, offering a series of monthly online showcases of a complete opera from a...

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Added in August

Time has been spent (of course) in attending the various Edinburgh Festivals. Also Iain in particular has been digging out more information about the great Carl Rosa for future use.

We've uploaded details though of some recent productions.

These include Carmen (2016), Così fan tutte (2016), Cox and Box (2016), Doctor Miracle (2016) and Impresario (2016).

Then Mansfield Park (2016), Norma (2016), Orfeo ed Euridice (2004), Rheingold (2016), and Unseal / Unseam (2016). 

Posted 8 Sep 2016

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What's On28 Sep - 28 Oct

Map List

Elisir d'amore 2016

Scottish Opera

29 Sep 01 Oct 04 Oct 06 Oct 08 Oct 11 Oct 13 Oct 15 Oct 20 Oct 22 Oct 25 Oct 27 Oct

Anniversary of Wagner Society 2016

Wagner Society of Scotland

02 Oct

An Audience with Lesley Garrett 2016

Clive Conway

06 Oct 09 Oct

Jan Tait and the Bear 2016

Ensemble Thing

06 Oct 08 Oct

Nozze di Figaro 2016

Scottish Opera

12 Oct 14 Oct 16 Oct 18 Oct 20 Oct 22 Oct 27 Oct

Dido and Aeneas 2016

Opera Camerata

12 Oct 13 Oct 14 Oct 15 Oct

Gianni Schicchi 2016

Opera Camerata

12 Oct 13 Oct 14 Oct 15 Oct

Marriage of Figaro Unwrapped 2016

Scottish Opera

19 Oct

Encouraging New Opera 2016

Sound

21 Oct 22 Oct 22 Oct

Pre-show talk 2016

Scottish Opera

22 Oct

Opera Alba 2016

Opera Alba

22 Oct

Magic Flute 2016

St Andrews Voices

23 Oct

Amico Fritz 2016

Scottish Opera

23 Oct

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