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Performer: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

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Superb ensemble from the RCS Opera Students in Die Dreigroschenoper

The Threepenny Opera © Robert McFadzean | Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

A heartfelt performance of Die Dreigroschenoper from the RSC Opera students in Glasgow, Caroline Clegg directing a tight ensemble and Philip White conducting a sprightly band.

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The Rape of Lucretia: a shockingly powerful take at RCS

Lauren Young (Lucretia), Jolyon Loy (Tarquinius), Robin Horgan and Charlotte Richardson (Chorus) © Robert McFadzean

Jack Furness’ production packs a shocking punch in Glasgow with a tightly sung ensemble of singers and a taut chamber band under conductor Lionel Friend.

****1
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Dead Man Walking receives thrilling UK staged premiere at RCS

Carolyn Holt (Sister Helen) © Tim Morozzo

Dead Man Walking receives its UK stages premiere at RCS with two barnstorming central performances and a huge cast. Conductor James Holmes brought this modern American classic to passionate life.

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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.

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Stylish, witty double bill at RCS

Arthur Bruce (Gianni Schicchi) © Royal Conservatoire of Scotland | Robbie McFadzean

Commedia dell'arte and zany surrealism: RCS opera school pulls off a highly amusing double bill of Gianni Schicchi and Les Mamelles de Tirésias with style.

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A vibrant Street Scene in Glasgow

Street Scene © Robbie McFadzean | Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Weill’s New York Street Scene is a successful ensemble end of year piece for the students of RCS, ably directed by Alexandra Spencer-Jones, Robert Houssart conducting with the orchestra on top form.
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