Opera

La Belle Helene

La Belle Helene

★★★☆☆ Fizzing:

Fun and flighty, Opera Camerata has ensured that they leave us wanting more, with a production of Offenbach’s La Belle Helene at the Church Hill Theatre which hits its high notes.

October 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Camerata To Bow Out

Camerata To Bow Out

La Belle Helene to be final bow:
Opera Camerata, the amateur light opera company founded in 1994 has announced that Offenbach’s La Belle Helene at the Church Hill Theatre in October will be its final production.

September 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Greek

Greek

★★★★☆  Dark and inventive:
Mark-Anthony Turnage’s operatic version of Greek, based on Steven Berkoff’s play, brings dark humour to the Festival Theatre as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.

August 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni

★★★☆☆ Well-performed but jumbled:
VoiceArc’s sci-fi reworking of Don Giovanni, at Broughton St Mary’s Church to Sunday, lifts itself on the voices of its talented performers despite some questionable set design.

May 14, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Its tiny paws are frozen

Its tiny paws are frozen

Canine casting call for La Boheme:
Ellen Kent’s Opera & Ballet International is looking for a small dog to appear on stage at the Playhouse during its production of La Boheme on Thursday March 30.

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Trial

The Trial

★★★★☆ Brutal:
Dark, brooding and brutal, Scottish Opera’s take on Kafka’s The Trial, catches several areas of resonance and delivers a piece which is as glorious as it it is forbidding.

February 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Figaro’s back

Figaro’s back

VoiceArc’s final dates for Le Nozze:
Edinburgh-based opera company VoiceArc is giving its production of Le Nozze di Figaro one last spin around the block, this coming Monday and Tuesday, 19/20 December 2016.

December 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Così Fan Tutte:

Così Fan Tutte:

Racial and sexual abuse should shock audiences, not the titillation
Eleanor Smith, Edinburgh Napier University
The new production of Mozart and Lorenzo da Ponte’s classic opera Così Fan Tutte has attracted no shortage of controversy.

September 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
EIF programme announced

EIF programme announced

Solid showing for Linehan’s second EIF:
Circus, Shakespeare and Sappy Songs will provide just some of the highlights for this year’s Edinburgh International Festival, running 5 – 29 August 2016.

April 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Edinburgh’s Grand bohème

Edinburgh’s Grand bohème

EGO bring La bohème to Church Hill:
This week Edinburgh Grand Opera is bringing Puccini’s La bohème to the Church Hill Theatre for just three dates. Æ talked to director Kally Lloyd-Jones.

March 13, 2016 | By | Reply More