My Light Shines On – The Telephone

Music & Libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti Directed by Daisy Evans ★★★★ There’s a reason we’re asked to turn off our phones before a live performance, and The Telephone shows us precisely why. Filmed under lockdown conditions at the King’s Theatre in Edinburgh, Scottish Opera presents a contemporary take on Gian Carlo Menotti’s 1947 piece. Reminding us all of the company’s innovative potential, … Continue reading My Light Shines On – The Telephone

Faust – Royal Opera House

https://youtu.be/Cd61xDR4a74 Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré Score by Charles Gounod ★★★★ Navigating the human condition, to the eventual judgements of heaven’s light and hell’s fire, Faust holds no prisoners in its sumptuously decadent retelling of the infamous man who sold his soul for wealth, power, and vitally in this iteration, a woman. The Royal Opera … Continue reading Faust – Royal Opera House

La bohème – The Royal Opera House

https://youtu.be/tu5CBJrEwnE Music: Giacomo Puccini Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica Director: Richard Jones ★★★ A painter, a scholar, a musician, and a poet convene in their ramshackle abode – late on rent, low on funds, but bountiful in spirit(s). Giacomo Puccini’s La bohème is one of the artform’s most regularly performed pieces, and a staple of Italian … Continue reading La bohème – The Royal Opera House

Scottish Opera – Fever! Teaching & Parental Resources

Continuing their commitment to broadening the scopes of opera and young minds across Scotland and the UK, Scottish Opera is making a wealth of materials and learning tools available to the public, aimed at children studying around the primary five-seven brackets. As of today (May 11th) schools and families will have access to online teaching … Continue reading Scottish Opera – Fever! Teaching & Parental Resources

Nixon in China – Festival Theatre

https://youtu.be/6jDurgnkqAI Opera by John Adams, Liberetto by Alice Goodman Directed by John Fulljames Gorbachev & Reegan, Putin & al Assad, Blair & Bush, Johnston & the highest bidder - throughout history, politicians have had their images emblazoned with that of another. None quite so unexpected as Richard Nixon and Mao Tse-tung, Chairman of the Communist … Continue reading Nixon in China – Festival Theatre