City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Opera


Scottish Opera’s La Traviata, Festival Theatre, Review

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With the autumn leaves falling we quickly gathered that Violetta had not been well but was now able to throw a party.

EIF 2017: Monteverdi’s Opera Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Usher Hall, Review

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This is the 450th anniversary of the birth in Italy of Monteverdi. The world of opera was at its beginning.

Hans Gál’s Opera Song of the Night, The Queen's Hall, Review

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This, the third of Hans Gál's four opera was given its first performance in Breslau in 1926; several performances followed.

Scottish Opera La Bohème, Festival Theatre, Review

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This production of Bohemian life is centred on a flea market in Paris in the 1920s, the Roaring Twenties.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 70th year celebrated at Summerhall with international programme

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For this very special 2017 anniversary, Summerhall, Edinburgh’s acclaimed and award-winning multi-arts venue, has risen to the challenge of gathering a unique array of international creative responses

Sasha Regan’s All-Male Mikado or The Town of Titipu, King’s Theatre, Review

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There was a time when the performance of a Gilbert and Sullivan’s operettas was de rigeur at the end of term.

Scottish Opera announces 2017/18 season

• New productions of Ariadne auf Naxos, Eugene Onegin, Greek and Pagliacci (The Clowns)
• Sir David McVicar’s production of Verdi’s La traviata opens the Season

EIF 2017 Opera Preview

 Turin’s Teatro Regio Tornio

Festival Director Fergus Linehan has given us nine operas this year, more than usual. He has told us of the central role opera took in the early days of the Festival.

Seventieth Edinburgh Festival Starts With a Bloom, Ends with a Bang

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The Edinburgh International Festival will mark its 70th year by remembering the spirit of 1947 when the first Edinburgh Festival was introduced aga

Scottish Opera’s Pelléas and Mélisande, Festival Theatre, Review

01 Andrei Bondarenko and Carolyn Sampson in Pelléas and Mélisande. Scottish Opera 2017. Credit Richard Campbell..jpg

This is a production every opera buff and every devotee of Debussy should see. Directed by Sir David McVicar for Scottish Opera it is a winner.