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With a final sell-out performance at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre, Nixon in China has captivated Scottish audiences. Over 6,000 people have experienced this particular moment in history over five performances in Glasgow and Edinburgh, cleverly brought to the stage by director John Fulljames.
The world premiere of The Angel Esmeralda, a new opera commissioned by Scottish Opera and composed by Lliam Paterson, is being presented by Guildhall School of Music & Drama from February 24. Four performances of the opera will be staged at Silk Street Theatre in London.
John Adams and Alice Goodman's ground-breaking opera brings a piece of forgotten history to life, with stand-out solo performances, full-bodied choruses and an eclectic score. Archive footage projections scatter the stage in a spectacle that is not to be missed later this month. The Nixon in China programme is now on the press, and is bursting with fascinating articles and insights.
Scottish Opera is one of the finalists at the 2020 International Opera Awards for the world premiere of Anthropocene. Our gripping new work from composer Stuart MacRae and librettist Louise Welsh, has been shortlisted in the ‘World Premiere’ category of the prestigious awards. Telling the story of an expeditionary team of scientists who become trapped in the frozen Arctic wastelands, Anthropocene, directed by Matthew Richardson and designed by Samal Blak, took to the stage for the first time at the Theatre Royal Glasgow in January last year.