Scottish Opera Announces 2013/14 Season: From 17th-Century Venice To The Jazz Bars Of America's Deep South
Scottish Opera has announced the details of its 2013/14 Season which will feature 14 different shows, including four new productions, a UK premier, two collaborations and 181 performances taking place in 51 different venues.
Scottish Opera Sails Into Town On Pirates Adventure
Scottish Opera sees out its 50th anniversary season in swashbuckling style with its first ever production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic classic The Pirates of Penzance.
Dutchman Finds His Scottish Roots
Scottish Opera’s new production of The Flying Dutchman revisits Richard Wagner’s original libretto. In researching the piece, director Harry Fehr uncovered a copy of the original score which set the story in a remote Scottish coastal community.
Passionate End To Scottish Opera's 50 Venues Tour
Scottish Opera’s unprecedented 50 venues for 50 years tour will end on a passionate note with 8 chamber orchestra-accompanied performances of Verdi’s ever-popular La traviata.
Werther Back In Scotland For The First Time In 25 Years
Werther, one of French composer Massenet's finest works, is to be staged in Scotland for the first time since 1986. Composed iin 1892, the opera perfectly encapsulates the late 19th century take on the inevitable heartbreak that comes with obsessive love.
50 Years of Scottish Opera Celebrated In Opera Highlights
Opera Highlights celebrates 50 years of Scottish Opera with a retrospective romp through music from some of the Company's most memorable productions.
Little Ulla Delivers Sackloads Of Christmas Cheer
13 November 2012
Acclaimed children's show Little Ulla returns this Christmas time to charm a whole new generation of youngsters with its enchanting mix of puppetry, storytelling, music and song.
Schoolchildren Help Bernard MacLaverty Bring New Elephant Opera To Life
10 September 2012
From the pen of acclaimed novelist Bernard MacLaverty and the piano of Scottish Opera Composer in Residence Gareth Williams comes a compelling new chamber opera about Belfast, the blitz and a baby elephant. Based on a true story, The Elephant Angel is a celebration of friendship and the power of the human spirit.
Sir Thomas Allen Returns For A New Production of The Magic Flute
5 September 2012
Master storyteller Sir Thomas Allen returns to Scottish Opera with his first staging of Mozart's The Magic Flute, set in a spectacular visual world inspired by 'steam punk' Victoriana.
La Traviata Takes To The Road In Stylish 1950s Paris Production
6 August 2012
A stylish new production of Verdi’s beloved tearjerker La traviata kicks off Scottish Opera’s unprecedented 50 date tour across Scotland.
Scottish Opera Announces Its 50th Anniversary Season
23 May 2012
Scottish Opera marks its 50th anniversary with eleven major shows, including eight new productions, four world premieres, five collaborations, and 133 performances in 63 venues.