Scottish Opera: Through The Years
Founded by Sir Alexander Gibson. The new company’s first production is Puccini’s Madama Butterfly performed at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow.
Performs Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring at Florence's prestigious Maggio Musicale Festival.
Performances of Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow.
Purchases the Theatre Royal in Hope Street, Glasgow. It reopens the following year after extensive refurbishment.
Wins the Evening Standard Award for Opera for first season in the restored Theatre Royal Glasgow.
Gives a concert performance of Falstaff at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.
1977 - 81
Acclaimed cycle of Janáček operas co-produced with Welsh National Opera, conducted by Sir Richard Armstrong and directed by David Pountney.
Billy Connolly is the gaoler Frosch in Die Fledermaus.
The Orchestra of Scottish Opera is formed.
American conductor John Mauceri is appointed Music Director.
Sir Alexander Gibson becomes the Company’s first Conductor Laureate.
John Mauceri conducts Olivier and Grammy Award-winning production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide.
Complete performances of Berlioz's Les Troyens at the Royal Opera House, London.
Presents the world première of Scottish composer Judith Weir’s The Vanishing Bridegroom.
Sir Richard Armstrong succeeds John Mauceri as Music Director.
Visits Lisbon with Britten's Peter Grimes and Wagner's Tristan und Isolde.
World première of James MacMillan’s Inés de Castro at the Edinburgh International Festival.
The Theatre Royal auditorium is refurbished.
Barclays TMA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera for productions of Macbeth and Der Rosenkavalier.
Performs Verdi's Macbeth at the Vienna International Festival.
European première of MacMillan’s Inés de Castro in Porto, Portugal.
Barclays TMA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera for Wagner's Die Walküre and Siegfried.
Five complete performances of Wagner’s Ring Cycle at the Edinburgh International Festival, Theatre Royal Glasgow and The Lowry, Salford Quays.
South Bank Show Award for Best Opera for The Ring Cycle.
Herald Angel Award for John Adams' The Death of Klinghoffer at the Edinburgh International Festival.
Alex Reedijk is appointed General Director.
Francesco Corti is appointed Music Director.
Five:15, short new operas by Scottish-based artists, is launched.
First appearance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Cinderella.
Herald Angel Award for The Two Widows at the Edinburgh International Festival.
2007 production of Lucia di Lammermoor is presented at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, Russia, starring Anna Netrebko.
Director Kally Lloyd-Jones wins a Herald Angel Award for The Seven Deadly Sins.
World premieres of The Lady from the Sea and In the Locked Room & Ghost Patrol at the Edinburgh International Festival. The Scottish premiere of Clemency is performed.
Ghost Patrol wins a Southbank Sky Arts Award for Opera.
The 50th Anniversary tour is shortlisted at the International Opera Awards, and wins The Renee Stepham Award for Best Presentation of Touring Theatre at the UK Theatre Awards.
Sir Thomas Allen is appointed Music Adviser.
A four year project to transform the public spaces at Theatre Royal Glasgow is completed with new foyer spaces, heritage display, education rooms, hosting suites, rooftop terrace and box office.
Stuart Stratford is appointed Music Director.