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New season at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Posted 2 Sep 2016

The new season's offerings at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland have just been announced. The season's operatic content includes more performances in the Opera Scenes series and a concert from Scottish Opera emerging artists.

But the fully staged opera is to be Handel's Agrippina, in what will be only the third production ever in Scotland. Agrippina was first performed fifty years ago by Ledlanet Nights (John Calder's fondly remembered arts festival in Kinross-shire - check out this 1965 production here).

The next outing was in 1969 in the heyday of Edinburgh University Opera Club under the enthusiastic Roger Savage and David Kimbell - read about it here.

So in view of its relative scarcity, the RCS's production of Agrippina is most welcome. We seem to be living through a golden age at the Conservatoire, and these performances, surely of the usual high standard, are eagerly anticipated. See our listings here and click through to get the dates in January.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

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