Scottish Opera's new season unveiled
An exciting programme is announced for the next 12 months, with works spanning four centuries in four languages. The new season features ten shows, two world premieres, six new productions and 111 performances in 46 venues across 41 towns.
The season of seven operas begins in October with Bizet's immensely popular and colourful Carmen. Director Benjamin Davis revives Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser's much-loved 1999 production, bringing the heat and intensity of this famous Seville love...
Posted 20 May 2015 | Comments
Erik Chisholm's Simoon
World premiere of the fully orchestrated opera Simoon by Scottish composer, Erik Chisholm, the performance forms part of Glasgow's 2015 West End Festival and the Cottier Chamber Project.
With a libretto from the play of the same name by August Strindberg, the opera will be performed live to a commissioned film by director Roddy Simpson, with dancers Salma Faraji and Erick Mauricia, and actor Michael Daviot, with Kevin Axel.
Jane Irwin and Charlie Drummond sopranos, Philip Sheffield tenor...
Posted 16 May 2015 | Comments
Scottish Opera's much praised production of Verdi's Trovatore has opened with a strong new cast. This fiery production sets out to match the grandeur and drama of the music.
Conjuring up the spirit of the Dark Ages, a world rife with superstition and ignorance, this turbulent tale follows a dramatic chain of events set in motion by an accusation of witchcraft. The stark, brooding lines of the set combine with the atmospheric lighting to create a majestic and menacing backdrop for an...
Posted 10 May 2015 | Comments
The Fat Knight
Having performed Verdi's Falstaff (2005) and Nicolai's Lustigen Weiber (2013), the RCS Opera department completes its operatic Falstaffian trilogy with Vaughan Williams' colourful and lyrical Sir John in Love.
Originally titled The Fat Knight, Sir John was first performed at the Royal College of Music in 1929 and received its first professional performance in 1946 at Sadler's Wells.
Don't miss this irresistibly energetic opera which offers a genuine sense of theatrical comedy ...
Posted 5 May 2015 | Comments