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NEWS: Scottish Opera’s much-loved Pop-Up Opera on tour this summer

Scottish Opera’s Pop-up Opera is back on the road from May 2018, with three shows for audiences of all ages: A Little Bit of HMS Pinafore, A Little Bit of Eugene Onegin and Be A Sport, Spike!, which has been commissioned by Festival 2018, the cultural programme of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. Performed in Scottish Opera’s fully accessible travelling ...

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The Devil Inside – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

The Devil Inside_SCOTTISH OPERA,Music; Stuart MacRae,Words; Louise Welsh, Conductor; Michael Rafferty, Director; Matthew Richardson, Designer; Samal Blak, Lighting; Ace McCarron, Catherine; Rachel Kelly, Richard; Nicholas Sharratt, James; Ben McAteer, Old Man_Vagrant; Steven Page,

Composer: Stuart Macrae Libretto: Louise Welsh Conductor: Michael Rafferty Director: Matthew Richardson Reviewer: Ron Simpson Co-commissioned by Music Theatre Wales and Scottish Opera, The Devil Inside received its premiere performance in Glasgow in January to an overwhelmingly favourable response from reviewers. Now it is on a short UK tour with Music Theatre Wales. The Devil Inside is inspired by one ...

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NEWS: Scottish Opera Announce a Vibrant New Season

Scottish Opera has announced details of its vibrant new season, showcasing seven powerful operas featuring drama, romance, fairy-tale and comedy. Welcoming back a host of talented cast and creatives from recent years alongside some exciting new faces, and spanning four centuries in four languages, the season features ten shows, two world premieres, six new productions and 111 performances in 46 ...

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Il trovatore – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi Libretto: Salvadore Cammarano based on the play El trovador by Antonio Garcia Gutierrez Conductor: Tobias Ringborg Director: Martin Lloyd-Evans Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The great Caruso famously stated: "all it takes for a successful performance of Il trovatore is the four greatest singers in the world", and it must be acknowledged that it is a brave company indeed ...

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NEWS: Jealousy and Revenge Explode onto the Stage at Scottish Opera

Scottish Opera will perform Verdi’s full-blooded and monumentalIl trovatorein a fiery production set to match the grandeur and drama of the music. Conjuring up the spirit of the Dark Ages, a world rife with superstition and ignorance, this turbulent tale follows an atrocious chain of events set in motion by an accusation of witchcraft. The stark, brooding lines of the ...

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NEWS: Opera World Premiere for 3 and 4 Year Olds

Scottish Opera is set to prove yet again that you are never too young to enjoy music with its exciting new interactive showKidO. Building on the phenomenal success of BabyO and SensoryO, the much loved, sell-out productions for babies and toddlers, Scottish Opera brings KidO to another young audience of 3-4 year olds and their carers. This enchanting musical adventure ...

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Scottish Opera’s Madama Butterfly – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Music: Giacomo Puccini Libretto:Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica Original Director:Sir David McVicar Director: Elaine Kidd Conductor: Marco Guidarini Designer:Yannis Thavoris Reviewer: Val Baskott Puccini’s great masterpieceMadama Butterflyneeds little introduction. The Humming Chorus and Un bel diare fully absorbed into popular culture, and the moving theme of an exploited and deserted vulnerable girl still resonates today. Perhaps playing safe, or pragmatically ...

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NEWS: Scottish Opera Appoints Music Adviser

World-famous baritone Sir Thomas Allen has been appointed Music Adviser to Scottish Opera. He will provide high level input and advice on musical and artistic matters while the Company continues the process of recruiting a Music Director. A graduate of the Royal College of Music, Sir Thomas made his performing debut at the Royal Opera House in 1971 and quickly ...

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