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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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Anna Patalong (Nedda) © James Glossop
Paisley

Pagliacci comes to Paisley’s operatic Big Top

By , 26 July 2018
***11
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Natalya Romaniw (Tatyana) © James Glossop
Glasgow

Natalya Romaniw thrills in Scottish Opera’s epic Eugene Onegin

By , 03 May 2018
****1
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Scottish Opera Chorus © Jane Hobson
Glasgow

Safe and simple pleasures from Scottish Opera's La traviata

By , 19 October 2017
****1
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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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David Parry © Rayfield Allied
Perth

La scala di seta: sparkling comedy from Scottish Opera in concert

By , 07 April 2017
****1
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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
***11
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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
****1
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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
**111
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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
****1
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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
***11
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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
****1
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Caitlin Hulcup (Ariodante) © James Glossop
Glasgow

A very finely sung Ariodante from Scottish Opera

By , 20 February 2016
****1
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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
****1
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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
***11
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Stephanie Corley (Inés de Castro) © Ken Dundas
Glasgow

Scottish Opera's Inés de Castro: shocking and unmissable

By , 24 January 2015
****1
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Edinburgh

Young singers on show in Edinburgh sing arias inspired by Sir Walter Scott

By , 07 February 2014
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Alfonso Antoniozzi © KK Dundas
Glasgow

Scottish Opera's fun, 1960s Don Pasquale

By , 01 February 2014
****1
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©  James Glossop 2013
Glasgow

Scottish Opera's sinister Venetian Don Giovanni suits the dark tale perfectly

By , 26 October 2013
***11
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The Pirates of Penzance, Scottish Opera and D’Oyly Carte Opera Company  ©  KK Dundas
Glasgow

Pirates of Penzance set sail from Glasgow

By , 18 May 2013
****1
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Scottish Opera’s The Flying Dutchman with Peteris Eglitis as The Dutchman and Rachel Nicholls  ©  James Glossop 2013
Glasgow

Dutchman flies into north-east Scotland

By , 06 April 2013
****1
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Richard Burkhard as Papageno in Scottish Opera's The Magic Flute  ©  Ken Dundas
Glasgow

Scottish Opera's steampunk Magic Flute delights

By , 27 October 2012
****1
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Reviewer's photo of programme showing Emily Chappell's illustrations.
Glasgow

Scottish Opera and RSAMD Combine to revisit Poutney's Cunning Little Vixen

By , 22 January 2011
****1
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Caitlin Hulcup (Ariodante) - Scottish Opera © James Glossop
Glasgow

Sombre Ariodante au Scottish Opera

By , 16 February 2016
***11
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