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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 Oct - 24 Nov

Map List

Opera Highlights 2017

Scottish Opera

24 Oct 26 Oct 28 Oct

Traviata 2017

Scottish Opera

25 Oct 28 Oct 02 Nov 04 Nov 07 Nov 09 Nov 11 Nov 15 Nov 19 Nov 21 Nov 23 Nov

Iolanta 2017

Scottish Opera

29 Oct

Magic Flute 2017

Fife Opera

01 Nov 02 Nov 03 Nov 04 Nov

Belongings 2017


09 Nov 10 Nov

Composer's Day 2017


11 Nov

Garden 2017


11 Nov 11 Nov

Mozart vs Machine 2017

Mahogany Opera

11 Nov

Elixir of Love 2017

Opera Bamba

23 Nov

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