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Emma Bell

Mascagni's Silvano: the Scottish premiere

In April, Scottish Opera’s 2018/19 Opera in Concert series concludes with the Scottish premiere of Silvano by Pietro Mascagni.

Scottish Opera Music Director Stuart Stratford conducts a cast that features former Kathleen Ferrier Award-winner and acclaimed soprano Emma Bell (pictured) as Matilde. Emma is making her debut with Scottish Opera.

She is joined by Alexey Dolgov (Iolanta 2017), David Stout (The Burning Fiery Furnace 2018) and Leah-Marian Jones (Rusalka 2016), with chorus and the...

Posted 13 Feb 2019 | Comments

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Community opera in Paisley

With their strapline, 'Passion not posh', we welcome a new community opera company to Scotland.

Professional soloists and orchestra join Paisley Opera’s full community chorus in their first ever full opera: a new production of Puccini’s romantic masterpiece, La Bohème.

Paisley not Paris

This production brings Puccini’s world-renowned opera to the heart of the community, setting it in "Scotland's largest town" and including the town’s history, culture, landmarks and language. Paisley Opera’s...

Posted 31 Jan 2019 | Comments

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A very happy New Year to you all!

To all those working in opera in Scotland, paid or unpaid; and to all in the community who support this great art form by buying tickets and creating audiences, may you have the happiest, healthiest and most fulfilling of years.

As always, January is a time of year both to look back and look forward. We reflect in some sadness on the year just gone, acknowledging support given by those no longer with us. But we try also to celebrate, to salute our achievements, and choose some next steps.

In...

Posted 8 Jan 2019 | Comments

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Navigate the Blood

In a powerful new partnership, top Scottish indie-folk band Admiral Fallow have joined forces with composer Gareth Williams pushing their collaborative boundaries in new creative directions to create the music for a new NOISE production. 

Working with Gareth, librettist Siân Evans, and classical opera singers, the band have embraced an intense writing process, resulting in an exciting first new work of modern opera by these talented and versatile musicians. 

The opera is set in the world...

Posted 26 Oct 2018 | Comments

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Scottish Opera's Emerging Artists

Scottish Opera has welcomed a talented new group of Emerging Artists for the 2018/19 Season. Our image shows Samuel Bordoli, Erika Gundesen, Alexey Gusev, Marie Hansen, and Bethan Langford. The others are Sofia Troncoso and Lucy Anderson.


What is the Emerging Artists programme?


Careers in the...

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John Calder

Death of John Calder

John Calder died on 13th August at the age of 91.


Most of his obituarists refer to his remarkable career as a publisher, to his campaigns for freedom of expression, and to his support for writers and the book trade.


However to the team behind OperaScotland, he will be remembered as one of three...

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Looking for a speaker?

Iain, Peter and Stephen Fraser, co-founders of OperaScotland and researchers into Carl Rosa Opera, offer organisations such as Probus and Arts societies the chance to learn about the origin and development of this website and the amazing life of Carl Rosa.


Carl Rosa: from ‘juvenile Paganini’ to...

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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 On16 Jan - 16 Feb

Map List

Friends of Scottish Opera January 2019

Friends of Scottish Opera

18 Jan 20 Jan 22 Jan 24 Jan 27 Jan

Gianni Schicchi 2019

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

19 Jan 21 Jan 25 Jan 26 Jan

Mamelles de Tirésias 2019

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

19 Jan 21 Jan 25 Jan 26 Jan

Gotterdammerung 2019

Wagner Society of Scotland

20 Jan

Anthropocene 2019

Scottish Opera

24 Jan 26 Jan 31 Jan 02 Feb 07 Feb 09 Feb

National Opera Studio 2019

National Opera Studio

01 Feb

Bohème 2019

Paisley Opera

01 Feb 03 Feb 07 Feb 09 Feb

Opera Highlights 2019

Scottish Opera

05 Feb 07 Feb 09 Feb 12 Feb 14 Feb

Apollo and Daphne 2019

Dunedin Consort

05 Feb 06 Feb 07 Feb

Friends of Scottish Opera February 2019

Friends of Scottish Opera

10 Feb 15 Feb

Zauberflöte 2019

Scottish Opera

15 Feb

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