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James Rutherford steps in!

Posted 24 Feb 2016

Internationally acclaimed Wagner baritone James Rutherford returns to Scottish Opera this Sunday (28 February) for a concert with The Orchestra of Scottish Opera, conducted by Music Director Stuart Stratford. He replaces Iain Paterson as the soloist in the all-Wagner programme at the Theatre Royal Glasgow. Iain Paterson has had to withdraw due to illness.

Rutherford was the winner of the inaugural Seattle Opera International Wagner Competition in 2006, and recently released an album of Wagner arias with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Andrew Litton. He made his Scottish Opera debut in 2006 as Leporello in Don Giovanni, and performed at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2003, 2005 and 2006.

Ranging from the drama of Die Walküre to the triumphant comedy of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, this exhilarating all-Wagner programme is the second of three concerts in The Sunday Series, The Orchestra of Scottish Opera's new programme of Sunday afternoon concerts. The concerts spotlight acclaimed soloists and are curated, conducted and hosted by Stuart Stratford, Scottish Opera's Music Director.

Born of the popular Sunday afternoon concert series at St Andrews in the Square, The Sunday Series makes use of a new 'acoustic shell' specially designed for the Theatre Royal Glasgow and built in Scottish Opera's own carpentry workshop to offer the highest sound quality. 

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