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

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

Tosca – The Festival Theatre

https://youtu.be/dyQx7H4fXh8 Opera created by Giacomo Puccini to a libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Revival Direction by Jonathan Cocker Leader of The Orchestra of Scottish Opera - Anthony Moffat Conducted by Stuart Stratford Puccini’s melodramatic masterpiece Tosca has it all; corruption, lust, heartbreak and the bureaucracy of history. Shifting the timeframe into the 20th century, there is still … Continue reading Tosca – The Festival Theatre

Amadeus & The Bard – National Museum of Scotland

https://youtu.be/MQ_xOcDcHoM Director & Creator - Mary McCluskey Musical Director - Karen MacIver Based on the works of Robert Burns and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Two champions of their time, etching a significant mark on history few can claim, Robert Burns and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived hundreds of miles apart, but an intense connection in their works … Continue reading Amadeus & The Bard – National Museum of Scotland