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Review: “The Remarkable Rocket” by Edinburgh Studio Opera

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An online performance The Remarkable Rocket was presented by local student opera group, Edinburgh Studio Opera.The pandemic has been a trying time for music ensembles in general and student music groups – subject to...

REVIEW – ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ by Edinburgh Studio Opera

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David Lewis reviews the latest production by Edinburgh Studio Opera (ESO), Edinburgh University’s student opera company.Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana – ‘rustic chivalry’ – is a tale of lust, jealousy, betrayal and revenge, taking place in...

What’s on in March – An Evening of Opera Classics II

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Tucked away on the Southside of Edinburgh is an architectural gem that only rarely opens its doors to the general public. Now there is an opportunity to visit this secret treasure and hear some wonderful...

TAKE OVAR for Target Ovarian Cancer!

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When Michael Jamieson’s friend Katie died four years ago she was just 21. On the day when she should have been attending her graduation ceremony, Katie’s Edinburgh University professors drove to her home in...

La Cenerentola

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And not a glass slipper to be seen...Ingenious optical illusions, sumptuous video projections and unstoppable comedy. Renowned Norwegian director Stefan Herheim’s extraordinary production of Rossini’s effervescent Cinderella opera is stuffed full of ideas and comic...

La Cenerentola – Gallery of Images

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A production worthy of a more comprehensive look

Rosslyn Chapel to host opera in July

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Tickets are now on sale for an opera, taking place in Rosslyn Chapel on 2 July 2018, when Raucous Rossini will perform La Scala di Seta.Raucous Rossini is a vibrant young professional opera company...

Edinburgh International Festival 2017 – our first recommendations

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EIF unveiled its 70th Anniversary programme from the august Church Of Scotland Assembly Hall on The Mound earlier today. To an accompanying sleek and chic audio-visual platform, Director, Fergus Linehan, extended the city's welcome to...

Scottish Opera at the Brunton Theatre this autumn

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Scottish Opera will bring The Elixir of Love to The Brunton on 29 October as part of a nationwide tour.British director Oliver Platt and designer Oliver Townsend have taken inspiration from the world of...

Scottish Opera : Inés de Castro

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If you already have your tickets organised for the Christmas period then perhaps this will allow you to look beyond the festive madness and plan for January when acclaimed Scottish composer, James MacMillan will conduct his...

Edinburgh International Festival 2013 revealed

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Philip Glass meeting Patti Smith; heavy-metal Shakespeare from China; Beethoven’s Fidelio set in outer space; The Festival Theatre’s nooks and crannies taken over in four days of dance. Yes, the Edinburgh International Festival’s 2013...

Opera and ballet to be screened at The Festival Theatre

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The Festival Theatre is to present screenings of world class opera and ballet from the world’s most prestigious performing arts institutions. The theatre will screen four performances from Europe’s leading stages as part of its...

Festival booking opens 24 March

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Hot Stuff – Festival 2012   Tickets go on sale for Edinburgh International Festival 2012 this Saturday and organisers recommend Festival fans act quickly to secure tickets to unmissable shows this August. Tickets are available from...

Scottish Opera comes to Musselburgh

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Audiences in Musselburgh will be among the first in the UK to hear a brand new work by composer Gareth Williams as Opera Highlights is staged at the Brunton Theatre on 3 March 2012. Scottish Opera’s inaugural composer in...

Review: Death’s Cabaret (****)

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The Caves in Niddry Street offered the perfect venue for the Scottish premiere of Death’s Cabaret on 29 November, with their mix of subterranean spookiness and decadent splendour.Written by composer Stephen Deazley with a...

Previously….with Ian Rankin and Nigel Planer…

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 Previously is a history festival and if you hurry up you can still catch one or two of the 200+ events which have been organised in the city. What you are unable to do...

Competition – Win 2 Tickets for ‘Opera at The Met’

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We have two tickets for the performance of Anna Bolena by Donizetti being shown at 6pm at The Cameo on Tuesday 18 October 2011 to give away.This is the first opera in the series...

Okavango Macbeth – Shakespeare with a twist

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Tonight, Okavango Macbeth is being performed by the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, at The Queen's Hall in Edinburgh.It is the classic tale of Shakespeare's Macbeth, told in a not-so-classic way through baboons...

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