Companies Around the UK, Including English National Opera, Scottish Opera Shut Down Due to Coronavirus

***This article will be updated as companies announce cancellations*** Major opera houses in the United Kingdom have canceled performances due to the coronavirus outbreak. The English National Opera announced that it was canceling all performances but honor all contracts.  Meanwhile the Scottish Opera stated, “In line with advice from the Scottish Government and the announcement from Capital Theatres earlier today {…}

Q & A: Composer Stuart MacRae On Early Works, ‘Anthropocene’ & “Prometheus”

(Credit:Loudon MacRae Photography) Composer Stuart MacRae has established himself as one of the most distinctive composers of his generation. He has written a range of orchestral and opera works in his career, with his most recent orchestral work including the symphony “Prometheus,” which premiered in November 2019. He has also composed five operas to date –  “The Assassin Tree,” “Remembrance {…}

OperaVision 2018-19 Preview: Don’t Miss The World Premiere of ‘Anthropocene’ At Scottish Opera

The Scottish Opera’s world premiere showcase “Anthropocene” will get live streamed via OperaVision on May 17, 2019. This new opera, by StuartMacRae and Louise Welsh tells the story of a team of scientists that are trapped in the frozen Arctic wastelands. “Tensions rise and relationships crumble, and then something appears, out of the ice.” The work will star Jennifer France {…}

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

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 {…}

Scottish Opera Announces 2017-18 Emerging Artists

The Scottish Opera has announced its emerging artists for the 2017-18 season. The artists that will participate this season include mezzo Catherine Backhouse, composer Samuel Bordoli, baritone Alexey Gusev, conductor Patrick Milne, costume trainee Ellen Murgatroyd, baritone Alex Otterburn, and mezzo-soprano Laura Zigmantaite. The Emerging Artists singers will give recitals at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in December and at the {…}