Ainadamar – Festival Theatre

https://youtu.be/4LidSTvY5OM Libretto by David Henry Hwang Direction & Choreography by Deborah Colker Conducted by Stuart Stratford ★★★★★ Deborah Colker for Scottish Opera has rightened a dichotomy: for nearly two decades, Osvaldo Golijov was the emergence of a postmodernist complexity within the classical world – and his ability to merge Latin American music with the potentials … Continue reading Ainadamar – Festival Theatre

StagEHd – RoundUp

Despite the intensity and richness of the festival seasons across Edinburgh (and yes, there are others beyond August) there is always room for something to shake the status quo and demonstrate a sliver of uniqueness, an alternative angle, or to provide accessibility. With the progressive manoeuvre towards additional (and different) festivals in the city, StagEHd, … Continue reading StagEHd – RoundUp

Pirates of Penzance – King’s theatre

Libretto by W. S. Gilbert Music by Arthur Sullivan Artistic Direction by Alan Borthwick Musical Direction by David Lyle ★★★ There’ll be no parlay amongst these pirates, as The Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society take to the high seas to land their production of The Pirates of Penzance safely into the King's Theatre. But with tongue-twisters and … Continue reading Pirates of Penzance – King’s theatre

Scottish Opera: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Festival Theatre

https://youtu.be/wgzyPG68UFA Based on the work of William Shakespeare Musical Direction by Dominic Hill Conduction by Stuart Stratford ★★★★★ Shakespearean Opera – it’s a nightmare of a concoction, merging two gigantic forms of artistic expression, running the risk of overwrought emotion or needless complexity. More often than not, the scroll of failures outweighs the pleasant experiences. … Continue reading Scottish Opera: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Festival Theatre

The Gondoliers – Festival Theatre

https://youtu.be/BcS1Z1Uh4-s Directed by Stuart Maunder Conducted by Derek Clark and Jonathon Cole-Swinard ★★★★ With tremendous beliefs comes temptation, and when one of two happy-go-lucky Gondoliers is revealed to be the rightful inheritor of a distant kingdom, their Republican ideals are put to the test. Not for greed or glory, but to revolutionise the archaic rule … Continue reading The Gondoliers – Festival Theatre