Scottish Opera

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Classical highlights: concerts and opera to watch in March
From witches to Weber, and Andriessen to Zimmermann – our pick of this month’s streamed music

Andrew Clements

28, Feb, 2021 @3:41 PM

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Classical home listening: English Music for Strings; David Matthews; Hansel and Gretel
John Wilson and his crack Sinfonia of London irradiate works by Britten, Berkeley and Bliss

Fiona Maddocks

13, Feb, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Classical music: Fiona Maddocks's 10 best of 2020
The year will be long remembered for recitals to an empty Wigmore Hall, car-park Puccini, Ravel as animation – and one man and his piano…

Fiona Maddocks

26, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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La Bohème review – Scottish Opera's Covid-safe Puccini is a triumph
Scottish Opera’s witty, colourful and superbly sung production manages to capture the spirit of the piece while sticking to the social-distancing rules

Rowena Smith

07, Sep, 2020 @1:39 PM

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House music: Tim Ashley's watching and listening highlights
Daisy Evans’s delightful update of The Telephone crowns engaging online treats from Edinburgh and Salzburg festivals, while our critic looks ahead to live, audience-free Proms

Tim Ashley

24, Aug, 2020 @3:00 PM

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House music: Andrew Clements' watching and listening picks
This week, in our series in which critics tell us what they’ve been listening to at home, Andrew Clements shares Schoenberg, takes a seat at the Royal Opera House, and looks forward to a narcissistic fish

Andrew Clements

15, Jun, 2020 @3:40 PM

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Nixon in China review – a gripping human drama
The seismic 1972 meeting of Mao Zedong and Richard Nixon, as depicted in John Adams’s inspired 1987 opera, still resonates in Scottish Opera’s potent new staging

Fiona Maddocks

22, Feb, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Nixon in China review – slick update for tale of Tricky Dicky's schmoozing
Scottish Opera brings an inventive postmodern eye to its revival of John Adams’s retelling of Nixon’s 1972 state visit

Rowena Smith

19, Feb, 2020 @2:39 PM

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Tosca review – Scottish Opera's opulent staging still has plenty to say
Its three central performers make this latest revival of a 40-year-old production feel vital and engaging.

Rowena Smith

17, Oct, 2019 @6:10 PM

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Zanetto/Susanna’s Secret review – swooning melodies, colour and wit
Scottish Opera returned to the Lammermuir festival in upbeat form with a pair of contrasting one-act operas

Rowena Smith

26, Sep, 2019 @7:42 AM

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The week in classical: Breaking the Waves; Eugene Onegin – review
Missy Mazzoli’s opera based on Lars von Trier’s film Breaking the Waves triumphs in its European premiere

Fiona Maddocks

24, Aug, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Why is it such a struggle for new voices to be heard in the old world of English opera? | Erica Jeal
Many think of it as people singing loudly over a huge orchestra, but opera can be so much more, says Guardian music critic Erica Jeal

Erica Jeal

01, May, 2019 @8:00 AM

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