Scottish Opera

Lights Shine On for EIF

Lights Shine On for EIF

Festival announces online offering:

The Edinburgh International Festival has announced My Light Shines On, a series of online shows for August, with filmed and audio works by Scotland’

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Anthropocene

Anthropocene

★★★☆☆ Icy:

Anthropocene, from Scottish Opera at the King’s, is a work that is constantly shifting its ground both dramatically and musically; while it is absorbing it never entirely solidifies.

February 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
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