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Dolly Drops a Date

Dolly Drops a Date

The latest on snow-affected performances in Edinburgh:

After the disruptions of the week, most productions will be going ahead this weekend, although the knock-on effect of the snow is that SLO is opening Hello Dolly! at the King’s a day later than planned.

March 3, 2018 | By | 1 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
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
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
The Devil Inside

The Devil Inside

★★★☆☆ Devilish detail:
All the makings of a Faustian tale of darkness, damnation, intrigue and desperation are present in Scottish Opera’s The Devil Inside, at the King’s for two nights on its premiere tour.

January 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Carmen

Carmen

★★★★☆ Dark and dramatic:
It may be a slow starter, but there’s no shortage of drama at the Festival Theatre this fortnight with Scottish Opera’s production of Carmen.

November 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Il Trovatore

Il Trovatore

✭✭✭✭✩ Weighty drama:
Darkness and light are so intertwined, it is impossible to have one without the other. In SO’s Il Trovatore, love, hope and light burn even stronger when through the darker elements of humanity.

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Don Pasquale – Review

Don Pasquale – Review

✭✭✭✭✩ Don miss it

When the overture is still being played and an opera audience is already laughing out loud, the signs are all good for an evening which will be something of a treat.

February 20, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Review – Last One Out

Review – Last One Out

Scottish Opera’s Last One Out is described as ‘ a haunting mix of opera and Country’. Gareth Williams’ music and Johnny McKnight’s libretto combine to produce an elusive, impressive tale of how the past continues to influence the present.

August 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – the Pirates of Penzance

Review – the Pirates of Penzance

✭✭✭✭✩ Upping the ante:
Frothy and fun – just as any production of the Pirates of Penzance should be – this new collaboration between Scottish Opera and the D’Oyly Carte Theatre Company has a rarely heard quality to it.

May 31, 2013 | By | Reply More