Laura Zigmantaitė makes Scottish Opera début

LAURA ZIGMANTAITE pic croppedMezzo-soprano Laura Zigmanaitė makes her Scottish Opera début singing Flora Bervoix in La Traviata at the Theatre Royal Glasgow on October 19. A revival of David McVicar’s production, there are performances on tour until November 30 conducted by David Parry and Dane Lam. This is the first of Laura’s roles as a Scottish Opera Emerging Artist this season.

Mezzo Laura Zigmantaitė joins CPM

LAURA ZIGMANTAITE pic croppedWe are delighted to welcome Lithuanian mezzo-soprano Laura Zigmantaitė to CPM. A recent graduate of the National Opera Studio in London Laura is a Scottish Opera Emerging Artist where this season she will sing Flora La Traviata,  Laura Iolanta (in concert) plus roles in Mark-Anthony Turnage Greek and Dryad Ariadne auf Naxos. 

Critical acclaim for Harry Fehr’s Ariodante

Ariodante Scottish Opera 2 c. James Glossop**** The Times, **** The Observer **** The Telegraph ****The Herald ****The Scotsman ****The Arts Desk

Harry Fehr’s production of Ariodante for Scottish Opera has received great critical success:

“Meticulously directed” The Times

“A modern Ariodante fit for Handel’s score”  The Telegraph

“Fehr’s production is brave, unafraid of unsubtle imagery and very strong, both visually and conceptually… In the end, though, it’s the questions that Fehr’s staging raises that stay in the memory.”  The Arts Desk

“… in this new production by Harry Fehr of Handel’s Ariodante … Scottish Opera have hit the nail on the head.” The Scotsman

“Harry Fehr’s staging of Handel’s Ariodante for Scottish Opera takes liberties but reaps rewards.” The Observer

Further performances on February 24 and 27 at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh.

Fehr and Kraemer collaborate on new Ariodante in Glasgow

Wigtastic HandelHarry Fehr’s new production of Handel Ariodante conducted by Nicholas Kraemer  for Scottish Opera opens at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow on February 16. There with further performances on February 18, 20 – Glasgow and February 24 & 27 –  Festival Theatre, Edinburgh. Yannis Thavoris designs this second Handel opera to a text by Ariosto that Harry has directed for the company, following the great success of Orlando.

Sarah Champion sings Dorabella

Sarah Champion - Mezzo Soprano - © Studio 52 - Low resMezzo Sarah Champion will sing Dorabella Cosi fan Tutte for Scottish Opera’s small scale tour on September 24 (Stirling), 26 (Helensburgh), 29 (Ayr), October 1 (Kelso), 3 (Dundee), 6 (Elgin), 8 (Ellon), 10 (Aboyne), 13 (Kirkwall), 15 (Wick) and 17 (Inverness). Claire Haslin is music director for Lissa Lorenzo’s new production.

Fehr and Kraemer collaborate again

Wigtastic HandelDirector Harry Fehr and conductor Nicholas Kraemer join forces for a new production of Handel’s Ariodante in Scottish Opera’s 2015/16 season, details just announced. They last collaborated on the critically acclaimed Buxton Festival production of La Finta Giardiniera in 2013.

Critical acclaim for Harry Fehr’s Dutchman production

 Scottish Opera's The Flying Dutchman. Credit James Glossop. 2013.Harry Fehr’s new production of The Flying Dutchman for Scottish Opera has received glowing reviews:
4 stars – … a thought-provoking production –  The Guardian. [full review]
4 stars – This enthralling production of The Flying Dutchman – The Telegraph [full review]
4 stars – … a complete success in narrative terms. – The Herald [full review]