Scottish Opera

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The Gondoliers review – a picture-postcard Gilbert and Sullivan from Scottish Opera
The company celebrated its return to the Theatre Royal with some good old-fashioned – if not downright antiquated – fun and frivolity

Rowena Smith

17, Oct, 2021 @12:41 PM

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Sir Graham Vick obituary
Innovative opera director determined to put on groundbreaking productions in unusual settings

Barry Millington

20, Jul, 2021 @2:05 PM

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Renowned opera director Graham Vick dies from Covid complications aged 67
Tributes paid to director who sought fresh classical audiences with pioneering productions and outreach programmes

Guardian music

18, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Falstaff review – pranks and pathos as Scottish Opera’s Verdi shines
David McVicar’s economical staging allows a strong ensemble to bring out the best of the composer’s final opera, with conductor Stuart Stratford rising to its challenges

Rowena Smith

05, Jul, 2021 @11:26 AM

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From Adès’ angel to Verdi’s fat knight: what to see as classical and opera venues reopen
Live music is back across the UK; we pick ten events to brighten the coming months

Andrew Clements

14, May, 2021 @3:42 PM

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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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