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Guide to the Scottish Opera

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EdinburghFox-tot!

Fox-tot!
Paterson: Fox-tot!
Roxana Haines; Scottish Opera; Giuseppe Belli; Emma Belli; Katie Grosset; Daniel Keating-Roberts

EdinburghBreaking the Waves

Breaking the Waves
Mazzoli: Breaking the Waves
Stuart Stratford; Tom Morris; Scottish Opera; Soutra Gilmour; Sydney Mancasola; Duncan Rock

NorthamptonFox-tot!

Fox-tot!
Paterson: Fox-tot!
Roxana Haines; Scottish Opera; Giuseppe Belli; Emma Belli; Katie Grosset; Daniel Keating-Roberts

HaddingtonZanetto, Susanna's SecretIn concert

Zanetto, Susanna's Secret
Mascagni, Wolf-Ferrari
David Parry; Rosie Purdie; Scottish Opera; Sinead Campbell-Wallace; Hanna Hipp; Clare Presland; Richard Burkhard
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Scottish Opera’s steampunk Magic Flute returns

Julia Sitkovetsky (The Queen of the Night) © James Glossop

Sir Thomas Allen’s crowd-pleasing Magic Flute returns to Scottish Opera in a finely sung performance with Tobias Ringborg drawing period colours from the orchestra.

****1
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A finely sung Katya Kabanova in rust-bucket Russia

Laura Wilde (Katya) © James Glossop

Stephen Lawless' new production for Scottish Opera and Theater Magdeburg sets the action in the industrial wastelands of Russia. 

****1
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Anthropocene: a timely chiller from Scottish Opera

Jennifer France (Ice) © James Glossop

Climate change, challenged egos and a strange Ice woman tell a gruesome tale in Anthropocene, a finely sung new opera from Stuart MacRae, with libretto from Louise Welsh, set in the Arctic with a cinematic score.

***11
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A dark, unflinching Rigoletto from Scottish Opera

Lina Johnson (Gilda) © Julie Howden
More relevant than ever, the patriarchal nightmare of Verdi's Rigoletto is dark and unflinching in Scottish Opera's revival of their 2011 production, with some striking scenes and fine singing.
****1
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