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Tosca – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Music: Giacomo Puccini Libretto: Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Revival Direction: Jonathan Cocker Conductor: Stuart Stratford Reviewer: Dominic Corr Puccini’s melodramatic masterpiece Tosca has it all; corruption, lust, heartbreak and the bureaucracy of history. Shifting the timeframe into the 20th century, there is still a stringent root to Puccini’s origins in 1900. Practically flawless in execution, Tosca moves beyond a ...

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25 Live: The Big Birthday Show – The Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Cat Sheridan Reviewer: Dominic Corr For 25 Live: The Big Birthday Show, this isn’t about the comings and goings of glitzy statement productions, this is about community. The community which has been with the Theatre, and its predecessor the Empire Theatre for 25 years and more. For as much as this may be a birthday celebration for the Festival ...

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The Magic Flute – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto: Emanuel Schikaneder translation Kit Hesketh-Harvey Conductor: Tobias Ringborg Director: Sir Thomas Allen Designer: Simon Higlett Lighting: Mark Jonathan Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Set in a steampunk landscape inspired by H.G. Wells and Jules Verne: a wicked queen, a handsome prince, a damsel in distress, high priests, a comedy side-kick, magical instruments, a serpent and some sorcerers ...

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Scottish Opera: Rigoletto – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi  Librettist: Francesco Maria Piave Director: Matthew Richardson Conductor: Rumon Gamba Reviewer: Dominic Corr Seduction, tangled with an overbearing father all play a part in the turmoil of Rigoletto, the hunchbacked jester. The 1851 libretto opera has been revived by the Scottish Opera following Matthew Richardson’s 2011 production. Now, fully escaping its historical censorship, Rigoletto can serve to ...

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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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