Opera Scotland

Opera North's Kiss me, Kate for Edinburgh

Tickets for the Edinburgh transfer of Opera North’s award-winning production of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate are on general sale from 10am today.

Kiss Me, Kate will run at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh from 4 July 2018, following performances at Leeds Grand Theatre and, for the first time, at the London Coliseum in the heart of the West End.

Conducted by James Holmes and directed by Jo Davies, the cast will feature top talent from the worlds of both opera and the West End. You will be...

Posted 4 Sep 2017 | Comments

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Sound Festival

A welcome feature of soundfestival's 2017 programme is the emphasis on opera. "Out of the box" opera is promised on Thursday 9, Friday 10 and Saturday 11 November in a variety of sites.

Already announced is the reappearance of Belongings, a work for tenor and cellist, to take place on the Caledonian Sleeper to Aberdeen. The service to catch is the 21.15 on 9 November from London Euston, followed by a performance the next day at the Royal Deeside Railway, Milton of Crathie.

sound is all about...

Posted 2 Sep 2017 | Comments

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Sleepers awake! Opera takes the train

Southward-bound sleeper passengers recently had an unexpected experience. An opera was given its world premiere on a sleeper train between Aberdeen and London. Tenor Robert Lewis (pictured) performed on the overnight train service between Aberdeen and London.

Belongings, inspired by items of luggage carried by railway passengers, was performed Monday night.

It is the first time an opera has been staged on board a Caledonian Sleeper service.

The pop-up piece was performed in the lounge car...

Posted 29 Jul 2017 | Comments

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Plans for Opera Highlights

Scottish Opera’s hugely popular Opera Highlights tour kicks off in September, travelling to smaller, more remote venues the length and breadth of Scotland.

Travelling to 17 venues across the country from 21 September to 28 October, the Autumn tour visits Musselburgh, Markinch, Arisaig, Portree, Stornoway, Lochinver, Carrbridge, Findhorn, Cove, Peebles, Stranraer, Campbeltown, Bowmore, Benderloch, Langholm, Greenock and East Kilbride.

Derek Clark, Scottish Opera’s Head of Music, has curated...

Posted 12 Jul 2017 | Comments

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Opera hits heights at 70th Anniversary Festival

In terms of opera, this was the greatest Festival for some considerable time.

For the first time in many years, the Festival had a residency by a major visiting opera company.

The Teatro Regio, Torino, brought Macbeth, the opera that opened that very first Festival back in 1947, together with La...

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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 since July

The OperaScotland team have been steadily working away.

The Edinburgh Festival has been the greatest for some years and we recommend casts and reviews for the following:-

Macbeth (2017); Orfeo (2017); Return of Ulysses (2017); Coronation of Poppea (2017)  and Boheme (2017)

Look too at Valkyrie (2017); Grimes (2017).

The OperaScotland archivist has been diligently recovering and entering casts for performances by Carl Rosa. You have been able to view performaces from 1874 to 1899 for quite some time, and later ones too.

But we have started to itemise, check and list those in the early 20th century. See Aida (1923); Samson and Delilah (1923); Maritana (1923); Carmen (1923); Tales of Hoffman (1923) or Bohemian Girl (1923)

Posted 15 Sep 2017

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What's On24 Aug - 24 Sep

Map List

Celebrating Sixty years of Edinburgh Grand Opera 2017

Edinburgh Grand Opera

24 Aug 24 Aug

Nozze di Figaro 2017

Magnetic Opera

25 Aug 26 Aug

Chamber Pot Opera 2017


25 Aug 25 Aug 26 Aug 26 Aug

Bohème 2017

Teatro Regio, Turin

25 Aug 26 Aug 26 Aug 27 Aug

Pearl Fishers 2017

Opera Bohemia

25 Aug 26 Aug

Rags to Riches 2017

Opera Bamba

26 Aug

Opera Gala 2017

Classical Musicians Scotland

26 Aug

Richard Wagner: The Years in Exile 1849-62 2017

Wagner Society of Scotland

15 Sep

Bohème 2017

Opera Bohemia

15 Sep 16 Sep

Threepenny Opera 2017

Attic Collective

15 Sep 16 Sep 16 Sep

Finta giardiniera 2017

Ryedale Festival Opera

21 Sep 22 Sep

Opera Highlights 2017

Scottish Opera

21 Sep 23 Sep

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