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Classical and opera: Sweet suspicion laced with salt

THE odds are, you've never seen a production of Richard Strauss's Intermezzo. Unless, of course, you happened to have caught John Cox's production for Scottish Opera in 1986, or the only other professional British stagings - its UK premiere at Glyndebourne in 1974 and a 2001 production by Garsington Opera, near Oxford.

The Marriage of Figaro: Scottish Opera put the focus on quality

The Marriage of Figaro Theatre Royal Glasgow ****

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Scottish Opera takes its tour to canteens

AS A national company, Scottish Opera performs in some of the country's grandest venues. Tomorrow, however, the prestigious arts organisation will lower its sights by embarking on a tour of staff canteens.

Tim Cornwell: Scottish Opera needs orchestrated response

Scottish Opera's new production of the Marriage of Figaro opens in Glasgow on 29 October, and comes to Edinburgh next month. Even the company's detractors, bitterly angry over the recent move to take its orchestra part-time, expect it to be a good night out.

Opera review: Scottish Opera- Carmen

Scottish Opera: Carmen **** Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow

Scottish Opera: Orchestrating change

THE timing could not have been worse. Just as Scottish Opera was making final preparations to set out its stall for the new 2010-11 season – launched today – word finally got out last week that the full-time future of its house orchestra is in serious jeopardy.

Job fears over Scottish Opera bid to cut costs

SCOTTISH Opera is expected to cut costs in the face of tightening government budgets by renegotiating contracts with members of its orchestra.

Opera review: Scottish Opera Five:15

Scottish Opera Five:15**** Traverse Theatre Edinburgh

'Use us more' say Scottish Opera musicians under threat

THE HEAD of the Musicians' Union in Scotland yesterday called on Scottish Opera to use its orchestra in more performances if it was "under-utilised", as bosses now claim.

Former boss of Scottish Opera lands arts role at Olympics

A FORMER boss of Scottish Opera has been named chief of the "Cultural Olympiad" to orchestrate Britain's arts programme during the 2012 Olympics.

Opera review: Katya Kabanova


Opera circus set to ring out in the Capital

THE Scottish Opera circus is coming to Edinburgh later this year, it has been announced.

Scottish Opera: Costume drama

IT'S ONLY WHEN the wardrobe assistant has strapped me into the floor-length skirt with side panniers, and tightly laced my torso into the matching gold stays, that I begin to have a nagging feeling that, perhaps, I need to visit the loo. Of course, it's just my mind playing tricks on me, simply because I'm now stuck in this terribly restrictive, 18th-century-style outfit. Still, it's an experience that makes me appreciative of our modern uniform of jeans and T-shirts. Especiall

New Manon gives Scottish Opera a chance to go traditional, but it's far from conservative

A COURTESAN mingles with the upper classes. She is wooed by the hot-blooded youth of the aristocracy. She becomes an emotional pawn in a social game she can never win. Fate decrees the inevitable. The courtesan dies a tragic and lonely death. True love never stood a chance.

Kenneth Walton: Sound sense

A LESS traditional, more collaborative Scottish Opera is getting its affairs in order, and gearing up to make the most of the Fringe

Arts bodies furious after £83k grant plea rejected

TWO of Scotland's leading performance companies launched an attack on Edinburgh City Council yesterday after a major funding blow for the second year in a row.

Russian triumph sets stage for global success

FOR 15 minutes, the celebrated Mariinsky Theatre rang with applause, a packed audience calling back the cast seven times. The world's leading diva, Anna Netrebko, and Scotland's national opera company basked in the adulation of the St Petersburg crowd.

Scottish Opera on song as superstar makes comeback

ANNA Netrebko, one of the operatic superstars of the 21st century, is to make her return to the stage tomorrow in a production by Scottish Opera.

Opera review: La Traviata


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