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Prelude – Skydiving from a dream © Louise Mather
Glasgow

Utterly thrilling: Prelude – Skydiving from a Dream from Scottish Ensemble and Andersson Dance

By , 10 November 2018
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Lina Johnson (Gilda) © Julie Howden
Glasgow

A dark, unflinching Rigoletto from Scottish Opera

By , 18 October 2018
****1
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Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan
Glasgow

A partnership to watch: vibrant Rachmaninov One from Søndergård and the RSNO

By , 13 October 2018
****1
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Anush Hovhannisyan © Vardan Aslanyan
Glasgow

Magnificent 10th birthday: Amicus plays Strauss and Mahler

By , 17 June 2018
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Ballet Black in The Suit © SNS Group
Glasgow

Ballet Black brings a contrasting double-bill of Shakespearian envy and whimsy to Glasgow

By , 08 June 2018
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Street Scene © Robbie McFadzean | Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Glasgow

A vibrant Street Scene from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

By , 19 May 2018
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Thomas Dausgaard © Thomas Grondahl
Glasgow

With Kullervo, BBC Scottish looks to the north for a gripping end to the season

By , 17 May 2018
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Natalya Romaniw (Tatyana) © James Glossop
Glasgow

Natalya Romaniw thrills in Scottish Opera’s epic Eugene Onegin

By , 03 May 2018
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Laura Zigmantaite (Dryad), Mardi Byers (Ariadne), Elizabeth Cragg (Naiad) and Lucy Hall (Echo) © Richard Campbell
Glasgow

Scottish Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos is witty and passionate

By , 24 March 2018
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The Day After © Jamie Manton
Glasgow

Dove’s The Day After: Apocalyptic raw energy and verve at RCS

By , 07 March 2018
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Jennifer France (The Controller) © James Glossop
Glasgow

Dove’s Flight: Witty and poignant tale of airport life at Scottish Opera

By , 24 February 2018
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Allison Cook and Alex Otterburn © Jane Hobson
Glasgow

Scottish Opera’s Greek: a lively update on Oedipus

By , 03 February 2018
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David Lynn (Harlequin), Colin Murray (Emperor) and Joanna Harries (Drummer) © RCS | Robert McFadzean
Glasgow

Double dealings with Death: Sāvitri and The Emperor of Atlantis at RCS

By , 20 January 2018
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Agnieszka Rehlis, Svetlana Sozdateleva and Evez Abdulla in rehearsal © Julie Howden
Glasgow

Madness, magic and spiritual mayhem: The Fiery Angel from Scottish Opera and RCS

By , 03 December 2017
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Scottish Opera Chorus © Jane Hobson
Glasgow

Safe and simple pleasures from Scottish Opera's La traviata

By , 19 October 2017
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Peter Oundjian © Sian Richards
Glasgow

A life-affirming Mahler 3 moves and thrills in Glasgow

By , 03 June 2017
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Jeanine De Bique (Musetta) © Sally Jubb
Glasgow

Scottish Opera’s detailed La bohème bursts with joie de vivre

By , 20 May 2017
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Die Fledermaus © Julie Howden | RCS
Glasgow

Lessons from Europe in a fun-filled Fledermaus at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

By , 13 May 2017
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© Andy Ross
Glasgow

Scottish Ballet's Each Other at the Tramway in Glasgow

By , 21 April 2017
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Karen Cargill (Judith) © Mihaela Bodlovic
Glasgow

What’s behind Bluebeard’s 8th door? Chilling double bill from Scottish Opera

By , 01 April 2017
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Sir James MacMillan © Hans van der Woerd
Glasgow

A modern masterpiece: Scottish première of MacMillan’s Stabat Mater

By , 24 March 2017
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Anne-Marie Loveday (Eurydice) and Alexey Gusev (Orphée) © RCS | Julie Howden
Glasgow

A moving double bill of French tragedy at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

By , 08 March 2017
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Carolyn Sampson (Mélisande) and Andrei Bondarenko (Pelléas) © Richard Campbell
Glasgow

McVicar's stylish and moving Pelléas et Mélisande from Scottish Opera

By , 23 February 2017
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Alina Ibragimova © Eva Vermandel
Glasgow

Alina Ibragimova with the Scottish Ensemble explore the political, spiritual and emotional

By , 17 February 2017
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Daniel Norman, Nicholas Lester (Josef K) and Paul Carey Jones © James Glossop
Glasgow

Unfulfilled potential in Philip Glass' The Trial

By , 24 January 2017
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Agrippina © Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Glasgow

Handel’s Agrippina in a swinging 60s production at RCS

By , 21 January 2017
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Roderick Williams (Christ) © BBC | Alex Woodward
Glasgow

Food for thought in Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s The Last Supper

By , 14 January 2017
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Donald Runnicles © Simon Pauly
Glasgow

Bittersweet Mahler 4 from Donald Runnicles and the BBCSSO

By , 03 November 2016
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Mthuthuzeli November and Cira Robinson in Cristaux © Bill Cooper
Glasgow

Ballet Black's Triple Bill, featuring Storyville

By , 29 October 2016
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Music director Stuart Stratford conducting the Orchestra of Scottish Opera © Scottish Opera
Glasgow

Curiosity and ambivalence in Scottish Opera's L'amico Fritz

By , 23 October 2016
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Ben McAteer (Figaro) and Anna Devin (Susanna) © Bill Cooper
Glasgow

Borderline sumptuous: Scottish Opera revives The Marriage of Figaro

By , 12 October 2016
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Pascal Johnson and Nicholas Shoesmith in Crystal Pite’s Emergence © Andy Ross
Glasgow

Scottish Ballet's Emergence and Sibilo at Theatre Royal in Glasgow

By , 29 September 2016
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The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland © The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
Glasgow

The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland dances on its journey to the Proms

By , 03 August 2016
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Scottish Ensemble © Joanne Green
Glasgow

En rêve: vibrant French lessons from the Scottish Ensemble

By , 29 May 2016
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Donald Runnicles © Simon Pauly
Glasgow

Golden Brahms, glorious Mahler: Runnicles leaves BBCSSO

By , 19 May 2016
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Owen Wingrave © KK Dundas | RCS
Glasgow

Moving and brilliant: Owen Wingrave at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

By , 09 May 2016
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Stephen Richardson (The Mikado) © James Glossop
Glasgow

Scottish Opera’s Mikado: A Victorian variety show on Japanese Night

By , 07 May 2016
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Andrew McTaggart (Dr Caligari) © Tim Morozzo
Glasgow

Scottish Opera Connect’s chilling Cabinet of Doctor Caligari raises the hairs

By , 10 April 2016
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Sir Willard White (Vodník) and Anne-Sophie Duprels (Rusalka) © James Glossop
Glasgow

Traditional Rusalka a visual feast for Scottish Opera

By , 09 April 2016
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Kenneth Reid ('Mavra') and Victoria Stevens (Parasha) © KK Dundas
Glasgow

Mavra and The Bear: Russian Tales delight at RCS Opera Studio

By , 27 February 2016
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Caitlin Hulcup (Ariodante) © James Glossop
Glasgow

A very finely sung Ariodante from Scottish Opera

By , 20 February 2016
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Steven Page (Old Man) and Nicholas Sherratt (Richard) © Bill Cooper
Glasgow

The Devil Inside: a deeply chilling opera receives its world première in Glasgow

By , 23 January 2016
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Khanyiso Gwenxane (Ferrando) and Grace Durham (Dorabella) © Ken Dundas
Glasgow

Intriguing First World War Così fan tutte at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

By , 16 January 2016
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Justina Gringyte as Carmen © James Glossop
Glasgow

Justina Gringyte is a fabulous Carmen in Scottish Opera's Revival

By , 17 October 2015
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Toby Spence © Mitch Jenkins
Glasgow

Sarah Connolly and Toby Spence are soulful companions in RSNO's Dream of Gerontius

By , 30 May 2015
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Claire Rutter (Leonora) and Roland Wood (di Luna) © KK Dundas
Glasgow

Scottish Opera ends its season in great voice with Il trovatore

By , 17 May 2015
****1
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© KK Dundas
Glasgow

Sir John in Love: a tale bursting with energy from the RCS in Glasgow

By , 15 May 2015
****1
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Colin Currie Group © Chris Gloag
Glasgow

Reich at the Royal: ‘Minimal Glasgow’


By , 03 May 2015
*****
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Kathryn Harries (Kostelnička), Lee Bisset (Jenůfa) and Peter Wedd (Laca) © James Glossop
Glasgow

Scottish Opera's Jenůfa: powerful and haunting

By , 07 April 2015
****1
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Les Mamelles de Tirésias © KK Dundas
Glasgow

A delightful double bill of classical tragedy and French absurdism at RCS in Glasgow

By , 04 March 2015
****1
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