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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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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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Jennifer France (The Controller) © James Glossop
Glasgow

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

By , 24 February 2018
****1
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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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Scottish Opera Chorus © Jane Hobson
Glasgow

Safe and simple pleasures from Scottish Opera's La traviata

By , 19 October 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
****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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Daniel Norman, Nicholas Lester (Josef K) and Paul Carey Jones © James Glossop
Glasgow

Unfulfilled potential in Philip Glass' The Trial

By , 24 January 2017
**111
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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
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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
****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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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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Kathryn Harries (Kostelnička), Lee Bisset (Jenůfa) and Peter Wedd (Laca) © James Glossop
Glasgow

Scottish Opera's Jenůfa: powerful and haunting

By , 07 April 2015
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Caitlin Hulcup (Orfeo) and Lucy Hall (Euridice) © KK Dundas
Glasgow

Scottish Opera's Orfeo ed Euridice a wild visual feast

By , 28 February 2015
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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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Rebecca Bottone (Clorinda), Victoria Yarovaya (Cenerentola) and Máire Flavin (Tisbe) © Ken Dundas
Glasgow

Scottish Opera's La Cenerentola with a Russian star

By , 25 October 2014
***11
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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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Scottish Opera, Werther  ©  James Glossop
Glasgow

Splendid singing in Scottish Opera's quirky production of Werther

By , 17 February 2013
****1
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Scottish Opera  © Kenneth Dundas
Glasgow

A Midsummer Night's Dream in neon

By , 26 January 2013
***11
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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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Scottish Opera's Tosca: Robert Poulton as Scarpia  ©  Mark Hamilton
Glasgow

Anthony Besch's 1980 Tosca: Meeting an Old Friend

By , 12 May 2012
****1
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Gretel (Ailish Tynan) with The Witch (Leah-Marian Jones),  ©  Richard Campbell
Glasgow

A Traditional Hänsel and Gretel from Scottish Opera

By , 04 February 2012
****1
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Roland Wood, Anita Bader in Intermezzo Photo: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan
Glasgow

Scottish Opera's Intermezzo: Strauss's Family Joke.

By , 26 March 2011
****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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