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“More than a superior range of M&S chocolates”: The Verdi Collection @ City Halls

13th February 2023

 A stripped back celebration of Verdi’s extensive career. The Verdi Collection is not, says conductor Stuart Stratford, a “superior range of M&S chocolates”. It acts, instead, as a series of highlights from Verdi’s exhaustive career (27 operas in total), a kind of Verdiad. The setting at City Halls is caught halfway between concert hall and ...

Review: Ainadamar by Scottish Opera @ Theatre Royal Glasgow

2nd November 2022

Elspeth reviews Scottish Opera’s brand new production. “What a sad day it was in Granada; the stones began to cry…” Thus begins Scottish Opera’s new production of Osvaldo Golijov and David Henry Hwang’s Ainadamar: a visual and auditory spectacle created through music, poetry, and dance. The opera is centred around the life and work of ...

Review: The Seal Woman @ Harbour Arts Centre

16th October 2022

Writer Elspeth makes the trip down to Irvine to review the Scots Opera Project’s production of the ‘Celtic Folk Opera’. Anyone familiar with Nordic or Celtic folk tales will be aware of the legend of the selkies, or the ‘seal folk’: part seal, part human creatures who shed their seal skins a few times a ...