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Edinburgh Fringe programme announced

Thi year's opera productions offer a number of delights.

Notable are Opera Bohemia's new production of Verdi's Falstaff and  Mozart's Idomeneo, performed by Aria Alba-Opera for All.

New opera is represented by Tumbling Lassie, performed by Edinburgh Studio Opera. Music is by Tom Cunningham to a libretto by Alexander McCall Smith.

Amy Beach's Cabildo, a chamber opera, is to be given its first performance in Europe by Opera Eos.

Opera Allegra are to perform Violetta, a contemporary version of...

Posted 9 Jun 2018 | Comments

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Street Scene spectacular at RCS

A sizzling slice of 1940s New York life comes to Glasgow in one of the most ambitious productions ever staged by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. There are only four performances.

 Blurring the boundaries between musical theatre and opera, Kurt Weill’s Street Scene brings together a show-stopping set, an infectious score and a cast of almost 60 from across the disciplines, including young performers from the Junior Conservatoire.

This production features:

  • A spectacular 7m-high set of...

Posted 19 May 2018 | Comments

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Perth Festival of the Arts

To open Perth Festival of the Arts, perhaps the greatest opera of all, Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, is being given in an acclaimed new production. Newcomers could hardly have a better introduction to one of the masterpieces of opera - to be sung in English with surtitles.

This year we get a second performance from regular visitors, English Touring Opera, a concert of rare Rossini excerpts from his spectacularly difficult Neapolitan operas, justifiably entitled Fireworks!  Several have not...

Posted 16 May 2018 | Comments

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Scottish Opera launches new season

Scottish Opera has unveiled its 2018/19 Season. Highlights include a world premiere, and two new productions (one a co-production with Germany’s Theater Magdeburg).

Also on the appetising menu are two revivals, a new production of Orfeo and Euridice by Scottish Opera Young Company, and two Scottish premieres in the Opera in Concert series. Locations will include appearances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Lammermuir Festival, as well as in Paris, London and New York.

Alex Reedijk,...

Posted 11 Apr 2018 | Comments

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Handel's Largo and Xerxes/Serse

Handel's opera Xerxes or Serse is about to be given its second staged production in Scotland.


Byre opera are giving a handful of performances from Friday 22 June - see our entry here.


Of the cast at the RSAMD, at least one, Olafur Sigurdson, is making a career as a baritone in Verdi and Wager...

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Talk on Carl Rosa

Iain Fraser, co-founder of OperaScotland and researcher into Carl Rosa, is giving a talk in Edinburgh as part of the Ragged University on Thursday 26 April. 


Come along to Cabaret Voltaire (36-38 Blair St, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR), doors open at 6.30pm and the talk starts from 7pm. On offer is a...

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Emerging artists

New Emerging Artists

Scottish Opera has welcomed a talented new group of Emerging Artists for the 2017/18 Season. 


They are Catherine Backhouse (mezzo), Samuel Bordoli (composer), Alexey Gusev (baritone), Patrick Milne (repetiteur), Ellen Murgatroyd (costume trainee), Alex Otterburn (baritone) and Laura Zigmantaite...

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Recent additions to your website

Casts and reviews have recently been added for the following:-

Scottish Opera's Fiery Angel (2017); Iolanta (2017); Le Petit Verre's Hansel and Gretel (2017); Fife Opera's Magic Flute (2017) and Scottish Opera's Traviata (2017).

Time continus to be absorbed by digging out details on the life of Karl Rose (Carl Rosa) who founded the opera company that brought so many operas to Scotland.

This will one day soon, I hope, be published.

 

Posted 10 Dec 2017

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What's On19 May - 19 Jun

Map List

Eugene Onegin 2018

Scottish Opera

19 May 23 May 26 May 29 May 31 May

Street Scene 2018

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

19 May 21 May 23 May 25 May

Wagner and Nietzsche 2018

Wagner Society of Scotland

20 May

Traviata 2018

Tayside Opera

24 May 25 May 01 Jun 02 Jun

Friends of Scottish Opera May 2018

Friends of Scottish Opera

25 May 26 May

Xerxes in the Garden 2018

Byre Opera

02 Jun

MPerf Opera Scenes 2018

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

07 Jun 08 Jun

High Court of the Gods 2018

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

15 Jun 16 Jun

Dream of Gerontius 2018

Edinburgh Singers

16 Jun

'Wahnfried: My delusions have found peace' 2018

Wagner Society of Scotland

17 Jun

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