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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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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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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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Don Giovanni – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Music: Wofgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto: Lorenzo Da Ponte Director: Sir Thomas Allen Conductor: Speranza Scappucci Reviewer: Val Baskott [rating 3.5] There’s a disappointing lack of intention about Scottish Opera’s new joint production with Boston Lyric Opera of Mozart’s complex Don Giovanni. There’s a general clunkiness and discontinuity, which is not wholly redeemed by some sterling vocal performances and sonorousombramusic. Don ...

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The Magic Flute – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director: Sir Thomas Allen Reviewer: Jonathan Goat [Rating:5] Mozart’s last opera, The Magic Flute, is by far his most bewildering and difficult work; one that offers huge interpretative challenges to any who approach it. It’s a conundrum-straddling masonic mystery and populist fairytale in an uneasy and unsatisfying way, and succeeds by being drawn together and made ...

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