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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Fringe programme, just released, offers a number of exciting performances to tempt opera lovers.

Scotland's oldest continuously performing company, Edinburgh Grand Opera, present highlights representing sixty years of performances.

In addition there are offerings from a number of Scotland's new performing companies - Opera Bohemia present their new production of Bizet's Pearl Fishers; VoiceArc are to perform Richard Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos and  Aria Alba offer Handel's...

Posted 11 Jun 2017 | Comments

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Song of the Night by Hans Gál

Last performed in 1930, banned by Hitler along with all Gál’s music, Das Lied der Nacht [Song of the Night] is a powerful romantic drama. It shows Gál at the height of his musical power as an operatic composer. Premièred in Breslau in 1926, it was hailed as “one of the most powerful operatic experiences ever!”

Set in a mythical 12th Century Sicilian kingdom, Song of the Night, subtitled a ‘romantic ballad in three scenes’, explores the female psyche in a patriarchal society.  Leonora, the...

Posted 26 May 2017 | Comments

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'Vixen' at St Andrews

For this summer's production, Byre Opera, the opera company of the University of St Andrews, presents Janácek's much-loved opera, The Cunning Little Vixen.

 

In his search for plots for his operas, Janacek was notable for using unusually diverse sources. The story of The Cunning Little Vixen is drawn from a comic strip based on folk tales of the adventures of a fox. This amusing yet engaging and ultimately serious opera follows her through the seasons, from capture as a young animal, to...

Posted 16 May 2017 | Comments

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Scottish premiere for Puccini

Le Villi is based on the same legend as the ballet Giselle and was written in 1883. The opera-ballet was Puccini's first stage work, and this performance at the Theatre Royal Glasgow marks its Scottish premiere.

Scottish Opera's Music Director, Stuart Stratford, conducts soloists Karen Slack as Anna, Stephen Gadd as Guglielmo and Peter Auty as Roberto. The latter two singers were both last seen at October's Sunday Series performance of L'amico Fritz, and they are joined by a chorus and the...

Posted 21 Apr 2017 | Comments

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Pop-up Opera returns

Scottish Opera’s much-loved Pop-up Opera is back on the road in 2017, and takes to the waves on Scotland's first floating opera house, the converted pilot cutter Murray McDavid, kindly provided by Murray McDavid Scotch Whisky.


 Pop-up audiences can catch three 25-minute shows this year; A Little...

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Tam O'Shanter at Jordanhill Primary

Scottish Opera's work in schools

Thousands of primary school pupils across Scotland will rehearse and perform an opera based on Robert Burns' iconic poem Tam o' Shanter.


Scottish Opera's annual Primary Schools Tour continues this month with The Tale o' Tam o' Shanter, a show created to re-introduce young people to the works of...

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Would you like to help us?

OperaScotland has been looking back over a year of steady 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 the website as...

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Added in June

Another busy month

Alcina (2000; 2003). Ariadne auf Naxos (1997); Bohème (2017); Creation (1994) and Damnation of Faust (1987).

Don Carlos (1998); Don Giovanni (1995); Fledermaus (2017) and Idomeneo (2003).

Luisa Miller (1998); Macbeth (1997); Masnadieri (1998); Nabucco (2017) and Platée (1997).

Song of the Night (2017); Tosca (2017) and Villi (2017).

 

Previews: Cunning Little Vixen (2017) and  Pearl Fishers (2017).

Posted 9 Jun 2017

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What's On23 Jun - 23 Jul

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Cunning Little Vixen 2017

Byre Opera

24 Jun 25 Jun

Opera Gala 2017

Classical Musicians Scotland

24 Jun

Madam Butterfly 2017

Opera Bohemia

01 Jul 03 Jul 04 Jul

Traviata 2017

Royal Opera, Covent Garden

04 Jul

Bohème 2017

OperaUpClose

13 Jul 14 Jul

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