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.
Christopher Akerlind’s desolate and beautiful lighting design nominated for a Knight of Illumination award!
Christopher Akerlind has been nominated for The Robert Juliat Award for Opera at the Knight of Illumination awards for his evocative lighting design for Kátya Kabanová. We are delighted for Christopher and this great compliment to the work of the whole of the Scottish Opera Electrics and Technical teams who brought his vision to life.