Falstaff – Edinburgh International Festival

Conducted by Stuart Stratford Libretto by Giuseppe Verdi ★★★★ Giuseppe Verdi’s final opera Falstaff emphasises the comedic aspects of the mistaken identities, love triangles and caddish rogues who litter history. Adapted from Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor, the opera follows Sir John Falstaff, as plump as he is lustful, as he attempts to keep his dwindling reputation as a … Continue reading Falstaff – Edinburgh International Festival

Scottish Opera presents Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel – Preview

Starting with one heck of a sweet tooth, and a hand-full of classical fairy-tale magic, Scottish Opera launch into the 2021 season with their latest On-Screen production. Filmed at Glasgow's Theatre Royal in December of last year, Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel will be available to stream from 6pm on February 10th from the Scottish opera website … Continue reading Scottish Opera presents Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel – Preview

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