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

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

Scottish Opera: The Puccini Collection – Caird Hall

Composed by Giacomo Puccini Conducted by Stuart Stratford ★★★★ Giacomo Puccini. You’d be rather hard-pressed to source a composer of more influence or esteem in the Operatic world; Madame Butterfly, La Boheme, Turandot, La Rondine – the progression from Romanticist composer to verismo, Puccini acclimates his works and styles throughout the decades, his various Operatics being adapted, … Continue reading Scottish Opera: The Puccini Collection – Caird Hall

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

Scottish Opera: Highlights – Byre Theatre

https://youtu.be/HYcx9lFa3jE Directed by Jeanne Pansard-Besson Music Director & Piano by Fiona MacSherry ★★★★ Stripped back, raw and accessible, Scottish Opera returns with a Highlights season after a two-year gap. This Autumn outing tour across multiple Scottish locations feels like a return to the roots of the industry, playing smaller venues and cutting to the heart … Continue reading Scottish Opera: Highlights – Byre Theatre