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Turn of the Screw and Byre Opera

Byre Opera, the opera company of The University of St Andrews, will bring Benjamin Britten's ghostly masterpiece The Turn of the Screw to stages across Scotland as part of a summer tour. For those unfamiliar with the work of Britten, this can be experienced as one of his most powerful and engaging operas. As a series of short scenes unfolds, how do we make sense of what we see and hear? Who do we believe?

The cast includes current students and recent graduates from the University of St...

Posted 14 Jun 2016 | Comments

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The Iris Murder

Further evidence that opera is thriving in Scotland is that a new work, The Iris Murder, is being launched with performances in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Kirkwall.

Written for the Hebrides Ensemble on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of its founding, composer Alasdair Nicolson and librettist John Gallas have developed a chamber opera around the myths associated with the Green Man. Versions of this myth are widespread in many cultures and relate to the cycle of rebirth in nature.

At a time...

Posted 4 Jun 2016 | Comments

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Clyde Opera Group

A new opera company based in Glasgow, Clyde Opera Group, has announced its first production.  The group's opening performances will be of Puccini's La bohème. There are to be two performances, 30 and 31 July in Blythswood Hall (Renfield S Stephen's Centre), Bath Street, Glasgow.

The stage director is Tom Cooper, conductor Razvan Luculescu and accompanist Ancuta Doyle. The international cast includes soloists drawn from Spain, Italy, USA, Mexico, Romania, Sweden, Norway, Ireland and of...

Posted 2 Jun 2016 | Comments

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Return of the Don

English Touring Opera bring their new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni to the Perth Festival of the Arts this week for its only performance in Scotland. More than most, this work is capable of endless reimagining and this production certainly seems to hit the mark.

The orchestra, under the wise hand of Michael Rosewell, summons a sound of astonishing grandeur. In all it's a terrific show, which proves once again what a treasure ETO really is."  —  Telegraph

Mozart's dark vision delivers...

Posted 17 May 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 to website in May

Details of the following performances or tours were added in May:-

Ballo in Maschera (1949), Boris Godunov (1917), Cavalleria Rusticana (1999), Don Giovanni (1951; 2016) and Fidelio (1952).


Also added were Lucia di Lammermoor (2016), Mikado (2016), Owen Wingrave (2016), Pagliacci (1999), Salome (1955), and Sloans Project (2016).

Posted 9 Jun 2016

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What's On28 Jun - 28 Jul

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Turn of the Screw 2016

Byre Opera

28 Jun 02 Jul 08 Jul

Mikado 2016

Scottish Opera

29 Jun 30 Jun 30 Jun 01 Jul 02 Jul 02 Jul

Traviata 2016

Opera Bohemia

12 Jul 13 Jul 15 Jul 17 Jul 21 Jul

Signor Bruschino 2016

Raucous Rossini

13 Jul 14 Jul 16 Jul 17 Jul 19 Jul 21 Jul

Trovatore 2016

Royal Opera, Covent Garden

14 Jul

Songs of Travel 2016


19 Jul

Sloans Project 2016

New Opera in Scotland Events (NOISE)

24 Jul 26 Jul 27 Jul

Dido and Aeneas 2016

Kellie Consort

26 Jul

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