City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


Scottish Opera: Tosca Review

Scottish Opera's Tosca. Robert Poulton as Scarpia. Credit Mark Hamilton..jpg

The curtain rose and we were within the basilica church in Rome I used to walk past on my way from the Anglican Centre to meetings at the Vatican. The dark red interior stonework and a slightly lighter paving looked comforting, and the mildly dotty sactristan pottering about perfectly normal. And so the story of the political prisoner who has just escaped from Castel Sant’Angelo and his friend the painter developed. The choir and then the clergy process behind, the onlookers are asperged. All very real.

Scottish Opera: The Rake’s Progress Review

Scottish Opera's The Rake's Progress

Anne Trulove and Tom Rakewell are lovers but her father thinks Tom is a wastrel and finds a job for him in London. But he turns this down and is soon under the influence of a very convincing devil. He has the time of his life in bawdy eighteenth century London and there are great scenes of brothel life with a larger than life Mother Goose on her throne.

Edinburgh Festival Tickets on Sale Saturday

The Waldstein Sonata / Gnawa / Episode 31 Juilliard Dance

Following the launch of its Festival 2012 programme earlier this month, tickets go on sa

Edinburgh International Festival Launches 2012 Programme

Macbeth at EIF 2012

The Edinburgh International Festival launched its programme for the 2012 Festival over bacon butties and coffee at fest H.Q.

Cape Town Opera: Porgy & Bess

A rare chance to see George Gershwin’s universally loved ‘people’s opera’, Porgy and Bess, which has emerged as one of the great icons of American music theatre.

Opera North: Ruddigore

A reluctant villain, a modest maiden, amiable ghosts and scary professional bridesmaids: Gilbert and Sullivan make merry at the expense of Victorian melodrama in this, one of their most inventive c

Scottish Opera: Tosca

Anthony Besch’s celebrated production has travelled to opera houses around the world since it was first created for Scottish Opera in 1980.

Scottish Opera: The Rake's progress

‘McVicar’s recipe for making it work is simple: meticulous, musically responsive direction’ The Sunday Telegraph (on La Traviata).

Scottish Opera: Hansel and Gretel Review

Hansel and Gretel cast

It seemed such an appropriate performance for half term week in Edinburgh and an ideal starting off point for youngsters into the wonderful world of opera.

Aria Altera - a new look at well loved songs and choruses!

The members of Aria Alba Opera for All have been given a challenge -

    to interpret operatic arias in new and surprising ways.