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Review: Scottish Opera’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Mischief and magic abound in the Scottish Opera’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Fairies munch on Kellogg’s cereal, human men transform into dancing donkeys, beds rise into the sky, and tousled-hair children run wild. This world of mayhem is not one to miss.  The Scottish Opera has done great justice to Shakespeare’s comedy and Benjamin Britten’s following […]

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La Traviata Unwrapped – A preview of things to come

La Traviata Unwrapped opens the curtains a moment too soon, giving the audience a rare glimpse into the action behind the glittering world of the opera, as stage hands place chairs, light candles, and help the singers into place, while the orchestra plays the prelude. The unwrapped evening gives a look at the logistics of […]

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La Bohème

The Scottish Opera’s production of Puccini’s La Bohème is a stunning interpretation of classic operatic repertoire. Director Renaud Doucet and designer André Barbe’s decision to bring Rodolfo and Mimì’s traditional 19th-century romance into the jazz age fits seamlessly within the bustling sets and free-spirited characters of Puccini’s original work. Jeanine De Bique’s exuberant Musetta can […]