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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Glasgow, United Kingdom

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GlasgowHandel's Messiah

Handel: Messiah
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Miah Persson; Iestyn Davies; Thomas Walker; Ashley Riches

GlasgowComposers' Hub Workshop

Various: New Works
Royal Scottish National Orchestra

GlasgowThe Music of John Williams

Williams
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Richard Kaufman; Johannes Moser

GlasgowChamber Series: Cellobration

Bach, Grieg, Urbaitis, Klengel
Johannes Moser; Chamber Ensemble from the RSNO

GlasgowThe Magic Flute

The Magic Flute
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Tobias Ringborg; Sir Thomas Allen; Scottish Opera; Simon Higlett; Peter Gijsbertsen; William Morgan; Gemma Lois Summerfield

GlasgowBeethoven Five

Beethoven, Mozart
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Nathalie Stutzmann; Katherine Bryan; Pippa Tunnell
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A finely sung Katya Kabanova in rust-bucket Russia

Laura Wilde (Katya) © James Glossop

Stephen Lawless' new production for Scottish Opera and Theater Magdeburg sets the action in the industrial wastelands of Russia. 

****1
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Dido and Aeneas and Trouble in Tahiti at RCS

Dido and Aeneas © Robbie McFadzean

In the unlikeliest of pairings at RCS, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas finds resonance with Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti, delivered with spirited commitment.

****1
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Sir James MacMillan’s 60th Astonishing Birthday Concert

Sir James MacMillan © Hansvander Woerd

Sir James MacMillan’s 60th Birthday Concert with SCO and Chorus rediscovers two major seminal works: the dramatic Veni, Veni, Emannuel with Colin Currie and the intense Seven Last Words from the Cross.

*****
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The Ultimate Romantic: BBCSSO uncovers Lélio, a Berlioz rarity

Neal Davies © Gerard Collett

BBCSSO’s contributes to Berlioz – The Ultimate Romantic with a swaggering Waverley Overture, Dramatic Death of Cleopatra and an intriguing performance of Lélio, or what happened after Symphonie Fantastique.

****1
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Rambert's Life is a Dream disappoints in Glasgow

Brenda Lee Grech, Hannah Rudd and dancers of Rambert in Life is a Dream © Johan Persson

The striking set, brooding music, captivating costumes and troupe of highly-talented dancers promise a great evening, but Rambert’s mysterious dreamscape leaves audiences more confused than intrigued.

**111
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Anthropocene: a timely chiller from Scottish Opera

Jennifer France (Ice) © James Glossop

Climate change, challenged egos and a strange Ice woman tell a gruesome tale in Anthropocene, a finely sung new opera from Stuart MacRae, with libretto from Louise Welsh, set in the Arctic with a cinematic score.

***11
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