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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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Looking for a speaker?

Iain, Peter and Stephen Fraser, co-founders of OperaScotland and research 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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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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