Opera

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
Camerata Casting Call

Camerata Casting Call

Singers sought for October operas:
Opera Camerata has announced a casting call in April for its double bill of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi to be performed in October 2016.

March 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Opera trio at Playhouse

Opera trio at Playhouse

Ellen Kent brings trio of operas to Playhouse:
Renowned opera producer Ellen Kent returns to the Playhouse this week with her Opera & Ballet International productions of three of the most popular operas in the repertoire.

March 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ariodante

Ariodante

★★★★☆ Joyous yet dark
Death hangs brooding low over Scottish Opera’s fine production of Handel’s Ariodante, at the Festival theatre for a sadly limited run.

February 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Carmen

Carmen

★★★★★ Sharp as a dagger

Assembly Roxy: Tues 23 – Sat 27 February 2016
Review by Catriona Graham:
For their first production in the Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Studio Opera set Bizet’s opera of love, lust and death during the Spanish Civil War.

February 25, 2016 | By | Reply More