Natalya Romaniw & Wallis Giunta Headline Scottish Opera’s 2019-20 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Scottish Opera has announced its 2019-20 season, featuring five main stage performances and a number of concert opera performances.

Sydney Mancasola, Duncan Rock, and Wallis Giunta headline the European premiere of Missy Mazzoli and Roy Vavrek’s “Breaking the Waves.” Stuart Stratford conducts Tom Morris’ new production.

Performance Dates: August 21-24, 2019

Natalya Romaniw and Sinéad Campbell-Wallace alternate the title role in Puccini’s “Tosca” with conductor Stuart Stratford and Derek Clark at the pit. Gwyn Hughes Jones is Cavaradossi and Roland Wood is Scarpia.

Performance Dates: Oct. 16 – Nov. 23, 2019

Eric Greene, Mark Le Brocq, Nicholas Lester, Julia Sporsén, David Stout, and Hye-Youn Lee bring John Adam’s “Nixon in China” to the Scottish Opera in a production by John Fulljames.  Joana Carneiro conducts.

Performance Dates: Feb. 18-29, 2020

David Shipley, Morten Grove Frandsen, Jennifer France, Michel de Souza, and Charlie Drummond perform in a new production of Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with Stuart Stratford conducting. Dominic Hill directs.

Performance Dates: March 31- April 25, 2020

Derek Clark and James Hendry conduct Stuart Maunder’s new production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Gondoliers.”  William Morgan, Mark Nathan, Ellie Laugharne, and Sioned Gwen Davies star in the production.

Performance Dates: May 14- July 18, 2020

Opera in Concert 

Mascagni’s “Zanetto” and Wolf-Ferrari “Susanna’s Secret” get a performance with David Parry conducting Sinéad Campbell-Wallace, Hanna Hipp, Richard Burkhard , and Clare Presland.

Performance Date: Sept. 20, 2019

Mascagni’s “Iris” will be performed with conductor Stuart Stratford and soloists Ric Furman, Natalya Romaniw, and Roland Wood.

Performance Date: Dec 1, 2019

Evez Abdulla, Justina Gringyte and Julia Sporsén headline a performance of Masagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” and Leoncavallo’s “Zingari.”

Performance Date: May 2, 2020

Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Utopia, Limited” will feature conductor Derek Clark and director Stuart Maunder.

Performance Date: May 21-July 17, 2020