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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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Judgment of Paris

On Thursday 25 October, there is a rare presentation of Judgment of Paris at the Byre Theatre in St Andrews. This historically important masque has music by John Eccles with words by the great Restoration dramatist William Congreve.

The production has been significantly rethought since its last St Andrews appearance in order to link with scientific ideas of Newton's time. It represents the fruit of SHINE: Science meets Opera, a collaboration between Byre Opera in partnership with the...

Posted 20 Oct 2018 | Comments

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New Season's Opera for Royal Conservatoire

The highlights of the RCS opera season include a UK stage premiere of the Jake Heggie opera Dead Man Walking, to be performed in May 2019.

There is a comic double bill in January, of Puccini's Gianni Schicchi and Poulenc's Les Mamelles de Tirésias.

In March, there is a further double bill. Purcell's evergreen Dido and Aeneas is coupled with Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, marking his centenary year.

The well-known format of Opera Scenes is to be staged at the end of November. This year, to...

Posted 5 Sep 2018 | Comments

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Scots and Gaelic and Baroque Opera

A pioneering project to perform a baroque opera in Scots and Gaelic will be taking place this summer with a new production of Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas sung completely in Scots and Gaelic.

The Scots Opera Project are fast building a reputation for these ground-breaking productions; having previously created, performed and toured Charpentier's Actéon, La Descente D'Orphée Aux Enfers and Mozart’s Magic Flute, sung entirely in Scots. This year the Scots Opera Project will introduce Gaelic...

Posted 29 Jul 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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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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Opera Highlights spring 2019

Scottish Opera

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Friends of Scottish Opera February 2019

Friends of Scottish Opera

24 Feb

The Spear in Parsifal 2019

Wagner Society of Scotland

24 Feb

Dido and Aeneas 2019

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

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Trouble in Tahiti 2019

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

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Tannhauser 1928

Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Friends of Scottish Opera March 2019

Friends of Scottish Opera

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Kátya Kabanová 2019

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