Everything You Need To Know About Scottish Opera 2017-18 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Scottish Opera has announced its 2017-18 Season presenting a total of four staged productions.

The season opens with Sir David McVicar’s production Verdi’s “La Traviata.” The title role will be shared by Russian-Dutch soprano Gulnara Shafigullina and Anush Hovhannisyan, who will be representing Armenia at Cardiff Singer of the World 2017. Dutch tenor Peter Gijsbertsen and British baritone Stephen Gadd round out the cast with David Parry conducting.

The second opera in the season will be Jonathan Dove’s “Flight.” The opera will be directed by Stephen Barlow and will be led by Jennifer France, Victoria Simmonds, and James Laing. Music Director Stuart Stratford conducts.

Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos” will then be performed with American soprano Mardi Byers, making her first appearance in the UK, and Dutch tenor Kor-Jan Dusseljee. Legendary baritone Sir Thomas Allen is the Music Master and Jamie MacDougall is the Dancing Master. Brad Cohen conducts a cast that also stars Jennifer France as Zerbinetta.

Oliver Mears directs a new production of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin.” Natalya Romaniw sings the role of Tatyana with Samuel Dale Johnson taking on the title role. Stuart Stratford conducts.