Opera Scotland

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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Another great evening at Duthie Park, Aberdeen

An estimated 2500 folk from the North-East came out on Tuesday 4 July to experience a BP Big Screen opera relayed from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. The live screening of Traviata attracted the largest audience of any operatic event in Scotland this year.

The free screening followed previous Duthie Park opera showings, including in previous years Madam Butterfly, Carmen, Traviata, Marriage of Figaro, Tosca, and Turandot.

Comments from audience members at twenty venues across the...

Posted 5 Jul 2017 | Comments

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Fringe programme, just released, offers a number of exciting performances to tempt opera lovers.

Scotland's oldest continuously performing company, Edinburgh Grand Opera, present highlights representing sixty years of performances.

In addition there are offerings from a number of Scotland's new performing companies - Opera Bohemia present their new production of Bizet's Pearl Fishers; VoiceArc are to perform Richard Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos and  Aria Alba offer Handel's...

Posted 11 Jun 2017 | Comments

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Song of the Night by Hans Gál

Last performed in 1930, banned by Hitler along with all Gál’s music, Das Lied der Nacht [Song of the Night] is a powerful romantic drama. It shows Gál at the height of his musical power as an operatic composer. Premièred in Breslau in 1926, it was hailed as “one of the most powerful operatic experiences ever!”

Set in a mythical 12th Century Sicilian kingdom, Song of the Night, subtitled a ‘romantic ballad in three scenes’, explores the female psyche in a patriarchal society.  Leonora, the...

Posted 26 May 2017 | Comments

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Pop-up Opera returns

Scottish Opera’s much-loved Pop-up Opera is back on the road in 2017, and takes to the waves on Scotland's first floating opera house, the converted pilot cutter Murray McDavid, kindly provided by Murray McDavid Scotch Whisky.

 Pop-up audiences can catch three 25-minute shows this year; A Little...

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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 in June

Another busy month

Alcina (2000; 2003). Ariadne auf Naxos (1997); Bohème (2017); Creation (1994) and Damnation of Faust (1987).

Don Carlos (1998); Don Giovanni (1995); Fledermaus (2017) and Idomeneo (2003).

Luisa Miller (1998); Macbeth (1997); Masnadieri (1998); Nabucco (2017) and Platée (1997).

Song of the Night (2017); Tosca (2017) and Villi (2017).


Previews: Cunning Little Vixen (2017) and  Pearl Fishers (2017).

Posted 9 Jun 2017

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What's On20 Jul - 20 Aug

Map List

Doon the Watter 2017

Clyde Opera Group

22 Jul

Pearl Fishers 2017

Opera Bohemia

25 Jul 26 Jul 28 Jul 29 Jul 16 Aug 17 Aug 19 Aug

Rigoletto 2017

Clyde Opera Group

29 Jul 30 Jul

Occasione fa il ladro 2017

Raucous Rossini

02 Aug 03 Aug 05 Aug

Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda 2017

Edinburgh International Festival

05 Aug

Greek 2017

Scottish Opera

05 Aug 06 Aug

Valkyrie 2017

Edinburgh International Festival

06 Aug

Don Giovanni 2017

Edinburgh International Festival

09 Aug 11 Aug 12 Aug


Aria Alba - Opera for All

10 Aug 11 Aug 12 Aug 13 Aug

King Olaf 2017

Edinburgh International Festival

11 Aug

Magic Flute in Scots 2017

Ayrshire Opera Experience

12 Aug 12 Aug

Peter Grimes 2017

Edinburgh International Festival

13 Aug

Orfeo 2017

Edinburgh International Festival

14 Aug

Incoronazione di Poppea 2017

Edinburgh International Festival

17 Aug

Ariadne auf Naxos 2017


17 Aug 18 Aug 19 Aug

Macbeth 2017

Teatro Regio, Turin

18 Aug 19 Aug

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