First performed in 1980, director Anthony Besch and designer Peter Rice’s production of Tosca completed its ninth revival at Scottish Opera, making it the Company’s longest running and most-revived production. Jonathon Cocker directed the revival, with lighting from Robert B Dickson. Stuart Stratford conducted The Orchestra of Scottish Opera and Natalya Romaniw sang the title role. She was joined by Roland Wood, Gwyn Hughes Jones, Dingle Yandell, Paul Carey Jones, Aled Hall and Lancelot Nomura. The production was lauded by both critics and audiences, selling out the final performances in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
We are delighted to be today, 25 October 2019, participating in World Opera Day, shining a light on Opera’s contribution to wellbeing. Opera Europa, OPERA America and Ópera Latinoamérica join together forces with encouragements from UNESCO and the International Theatre Institute to remind people of the power of creativity and artistic expression found within this artform.
EMERGING ARTISTS TO PERFORM AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND IN ASSOCIATION WITH ‘WILD AND MAJESTIC: ROMANTIC VISIONS OF SCOTLAND’ EXHIBITION
Three of the Company’s new Emerging Artists are taking part in a special recital on October 25 in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland, entitled Wild and Majestic: An Evening With Scottish Opera.
This October, Scottish Opera will be joined by a group of students and teachers from the Fangcaodi School, Beijing. They will be hosted by Jordanhill School in Glasgow and the schools will together learn and perform the opera for children Warriors! The Emperor’s Incredible Army. This show, based on the story of the terracotta warriors of Xian, has been performed around Scotland as part of our Primary School Tour as well as across nine schools in Beijing.
Breaking the Waves, from composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek made its European premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival on Wednesday 21 August in a co-production by Opera Ventures, Scottish Opera and Houston Grand Opera, in association with Bristol Old Vic.