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.
Designer Tim Meacock was at this year’s Herald Scottish Culture Awards awarded the Best Designer Award for his incredible 360 degree design of ‘Paisley Opera House’ for our immersive performance of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci.
This week, Scottish Opera are flying the flag for human rights. We worked with Primary 3 pupils from St Joseph’s RC Primary School in Glasgow who designed their own flags for human rights, which were displayed at a performance of Puffy McPuffer and the Crabbit Canals as part of our Pop-up Opera tour.
In a new online exclusive, Scottish Opera debuted a short film as part of Crafted by Scotland in Scottish Ballet’s Digital Season. ‘In Glasgow’ is taken from composer Lliam Paterson’s song cycle ‘Spirit of the Place’ and sets Edwin Morgan’s poem to music.