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

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GlasgowSibelius Five

Sibelius, Mahler, Beethoven
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Thomas Søndergård; Jennifer Johnston

GlasgowSeason Finale! Mahler Three

Mahler: Symphony no. 3 in D minor
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Peter Oundjian; Karen Cargill; RSNO Chorus; RSNO Junior Chorus

GlasgowRoyal Conservatoire of Scotland Concerto concert

Strauss R., Elgar, Martinů, Rachmaninov
Hayley Tonner; Holly Mathieson; Shannon Merciel; Irena Climach; Yicheng Pan; Royal Scottish National Orchestra

GlasgowChina Story

Ye, Britten
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Gilbert Varga; Jienie Wan; Lu Wei; Shenyang; Hu Shengnan

GlasgowProkofiev Quintet

Prokofiev: Quintet in G minor, Op.39
Chamber Ensemble from the RSNO

GlasgowOundjian and Benedetti

Higgins, Elgar, Stravinsky
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Peter Oundjian; Nicola Benedetti
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Bohème bursts with joie de vivre

Renaud Doucet and André Barbe’s La bohème for Scottish Opera set in the jazz-age is packed with Parisian life. 
****1
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Lessons from Europe in a fun-filled Fledermaus

Eisenstein is a Tory Minister out of his depth on a European mission. Mischief and fun galore in RCS’s well sung Die Fledermaus, a fitting tribute to Timothy Dean as he stands down as Head of Opera.
****1
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Each Other, Scottish Ballet

Scottish Ballet’s Each Other taps into the visceral impact from the image of worn, discarded shoes to create a poignant and compelling piece about the tensions between different groups.
****1
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What’s behind Bluebeard’s 8th door?

Karen Cargill returns to Scottish Opera as Judith in Bluebeard’s Castle in a double bill with The 8th Door, a new opera from Lliam Paterson and Vanishing Point’s Matthew Lenton.
***11
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A modern masterpiece: MacMillan’s Stabat Mater

MacMillan’s Stabat Mater receives its Scottish première with The Sixteen and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra under Harry Christophers.
*****
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A moving double bill of French tragedy

Music, singing and movement blend together in a powerfully moving double bill of French Tragedy, Les Malheurs d’Orphée and Le Vin herbé  at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.   
****1
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