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Launch of New Opera Recording

That rare event, the launch of a recording of an opera made in Scotland, is announced for October. The opera, Breathe Freely, is by Scottish composer Julian Wagstaff. 

For those wanting to hear more of Julian's music, he is presenting his show Song to Me at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Song to Me will include music from Breathe Freely, and in addition extracts from his music theatre piece John Paul Jones, his opera The Turing Test and selected instrumental works such as A Persistent...

Posted 23 Jul 2015 | Comments

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RaucousRossini takes the stage

RaucousRossini, a new company, takes the stage in Scotland in July.  Conceived by Max Fane, the aim is to give first class dramatic performance opportunities for young singers and players who have trained in Scotland.

In particular, artists will have the chance to engage in the Italian style, idiom and drama. Two performances are planned for Scotland - in Glasgow and Kippen - then one in England and four in Italy.

All five one-act operas by Rossini are in their company's sights. Furthermore...

Posted 27 Jun 2015 | Comments

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New Opera from NOISE: Hirda

Hirda is a new opera for Shetland commissioned and produced by NOISE (New Opera In Scotland Events), supported by Creative Scotland. It is a collaboration between Shetland fiddler and composer, Chris Stout, classical composer Gareth Williams, and librettist Sian Evans, a Welsh playwright and linguist.
The opera will be premièred in the Mareel Arts Centre in Lerwick, Shetland on Thursday 26 November 2015, before touring to three community halls on the Shetland Islands and then to Edinburgh's...

Posted 15 Jun 2015 | Comments

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Opera North in Edinburgh

Opera North bring their highly praised production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel to Scotland.

Directed by Jo Davies, one of the greatest of Broadway musicals is brought vividly to life, with set and costume designs by Olivier Award winner Anthony Ward (The King’s Speech, ENRON, Oklahoma!, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). Young baritone Keith Higham plays the carousel barker Billy Bigelow, Gillene Butterfield returns as Julie Jordan, and Edinburgh-born Beverley Grant plays their daughter...

Posted 2 Jun 2015 | Comments

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Upload Opera on again!

Upload Opera has announced their first gig outside Aberdeen, in the Riverside Cottage Cafe in Ballater!


Free entry for all!  See the venue details here 


The entrepreneurial Jayne Carmichael Norrie is also asking for subscribers to the Upload Opera Youtube Channel here. She's looking for a...

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On tour with Scottish Opera

"Touring continues to be integral to what we do", says Alex Reedijk of Scottish Opera. "We restate our passion for it this season with two fabulous tours taking opera to 37 smaller venues in Scotland plus our unique 'Pop-Up Opera' trailer which will tour to summer festivals."


Throughout the...

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Would you like to help us?

OperaScotland has again been looking back over a hectic year of continued growth. All the team have been pleased by the growing interest in our work, so much so that we want to push on over the next year and ‘scale up’ if we possibly can.


But if we are to do this we need help. We want to keep...

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New to your website in July

The latest uploads are details of:-

Aïda (1938, 1952); Barber of Seville (1949); Bartered Bride (1951); Bohème (1917, 1949, 1952); Caractacus (1926) and Carmen (1920, 1948, 1982).

Also Cavalleria Rusticana (1957, 1963); Elisir d'amore (2015); Esmeralda (1920); Fanciulla del West (1963); Faust (1926, 1939); Frau ohne Schatten (2015).'Geisha (1926, 1931); Gipsy Princess (1931). Girl Crazy (1987).

Kiss (1949); Lady, Be Good (1927); Macbeth (1978); Madam Butterfly (1939). Magic Flute (1923, 1952); Merry Widow (1932); Nadeshda (1925).

Oh, Kay! (1928); Otello (1923); Pagliacci (1939, 1957); Pilgrim's Progress (1952) and  Salome (1952).

Seraglio (1921); Show Boat (1928, 1991); Sorochintsy Fair (1942). Stella Maris (1920); Tannhäuser (1917, 1921); Tosca (1952); Trovatore (1920); Turandot (1952). 

Posted 30 Jul 2015

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Silken Ladder 2015

Rocket Opera

02 Aug

China Doll - a Neuopera in Four Seasons 2015

Bad Habit Theatre

05 Aug 06 Aug 07 Aug 08 Aug 09 Aug 12 Aug 13 Aug 14 Aug 15 Aug 16 Aug 18 Aug 19 Aug 20 Aug 21 Aug 22 Aug 23 Aug 24 Aug 25 Aug 26 Aug 27 Aug 28 Aug 29 Aug 30 Aug 31 Aug

Tutte Contro Verdi 2015

Isifuera S.L.

06 Aug 07 Aug 08 Aug 09 Aug 10 Aug 11 Aug 12 Aug 12 Aug 13 Aug 13 Aug 14 Aug 15 Aug 16 Aug 17 Aug

Jane Austen's Persuasion 2015

Chamber Opera Chicago

06 Aug 07 Aug 08 Aug 09 Aug

Madama Butterfly 2015

Company Natalie Cornille

07 Aug 08 Aug 09 Aug

Last Hotel 2015

Landmark Productions

07 Aug 08 Aug 10 Aug 11 Aug 12 Aug

Nozze di Figaro 2015

Opera dei Lumi

08 Aug 13 Aug

Descent of Orpheus to the Underworld 2015

Ayrshire Operatic Experience

09 Aug

Pirates of Penzance 2015

Mermaids Performing Arts Fund

09 Aug 10 Aug 11 Aug 13 Aug 14 Aug 15 Aug

Little Sweep 2015

Cromarty Youth Opera

12 Aug 13 Aug 14 Aug

Opera Mouse 2015

Melanie Gall

12 Aug 13 Aug 14 Aug 15 Aug 16 Aug 17 Aug 19 Aug 20 Aug 21 Aug 22 Aug 23 Aug 24 Aug 26 Aug 27 Aug 28 Aug 29 Aug 30 Aug 31 Aug

Rake's Progress 2015

Edinburgh International Festival

12 Aug

Nozze di Figaro 2015

Budapest Festival Orchestra

13 Aug 15 Aug 16 Aug

Aria goes Office 2015

Aria Alba - Opera for All

14 Aug 15 Aug 16 Aug 17 Aug

Elisir d'amore 2015

Opera East Lothian

14 Aug

Orfeo ed Euridice 2015

About Turn Theatre Company

14 Aug 15 Aug 17 Aug 18 Aug 19 Aug 20 Aug 21 Aug 22 Aug 24 Aug 25 Aug 26 Aug 27 Aug 28 Aug 29 Aug

Descent O' Orpheus tae the Underworld 2015

Ayrshire Operatic Experience

15 Aug

Mary - Queen of Scots 2015

Magnetic Opera

18 Aug 19 Aug 21 Aug 22 Aug

H.M.S. Pinafore 2015

Scottish Opera

23 Aug

Figaro Fugit 2015

VoiceArc

23 Aug

HMS Pinafore 2015

Cat-Like Tread

24 Aug 25 Aug 26 Aug 27 Aug 28 Aug 29 Aug 30 Aug

Madam Butterfly 2015

Opera Bohemia

24 Aug 26 Aug 27 Aug

Song to Me - the Music and Songs of Julian Wagstaff 2015

Julian Wagstaff

25 Aug 26 Aug 27 Aug 28 Aug

Qiuzi 2015

Nanjing University of the Arts

26 Aug 27 Aug 28 Aug 29 Aug

Zauberflöte 2015

Komische Oper, Berlin

27 Aug 28 Aug 29 Aug 30 Aug

Upload Opera 2015

Upload Opera

27 Aug

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