Tokyo Storm Warning: A Review Of Scottish Opera's Iris…

Scottish Opera’s Opera In Concert series is a musical highlight of any year, and their latest production at Glasgow’s City Halls was Mascagni’s Iris. These concerts are in many ways opera in the raw with the orchestra and chorus, conducted by Music Director Stuart Stratford, taking centre stage. This is an all too rare chance … Continue reading Tokyo Storm Warning: A Review Of Scottish Opera's Iris…

The Scottish Opera Interviews #8: Music Librarian, Gordon Grant…

For the latest in our series of podcasts in conjunction with Scottish Opera SWH! spoke to Gordon Grant, the company’s Music Librarian. What unfolds is a fascinating insight into a role which few consider when they think of opera but which, as you will hear, is a vital one. Crucially involved in productions from the very … Continue reading The Scottish Opera Interviews #8: Music Librarian, Gordon Grant…

The Scottish Opera Interviews #7: Resident Stage Manager, John Duncan…

For the latest in our series of podcasts in conjunction with Scottish Opera we spoke to John Duncan, the company’s Resident Stage Manager. Over the course of the conversation he provides a fascinating insight into a role which is vital to all theatre, but which rarely gets discussed. Recorded backstage at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal (so beware … Continue reading The Scottish Opera Interviews #7: Resident Stage Manager, John Duncan…

Passion Play: A Review Of Scottish Opera’s Tosca…

Every so often you go to an event where the excitement and anticipation among the audience beforehand is palpable, and that was the case at the opening night of Scottish Opera’s Tosca at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal. You could feel it building in the walk up to the doors and by the time the curtain was … Continue reading Passion Play: A Review Of Scottish Opera’s Tosca…

The Scottish Opera Interviews #6: Staff Director, Roxana Haines

For the sixth in our series of podcasts in conjunction with Scottish Opera Ali spoke to Staff Director, Roxana Haines. It’s a fascinating and informative discussion with someone whose job brings her into contact and collaboration with most areas of the company. Roxana explains her professional journey, her training in theatre and how that translates to … Continue reading The Scottish Opera Interviews #6: Staff Director, Roxana Haines

The Scottish Opera Interviews #5: Head of Props, Marian Colquhoun

For the fifth in our series of podcasts with members of Scottish Opera we spoke to Marian Colquhoun, the Head of Props. If you have ever been to a Scottish Opera performance, no matter the scale of the production, you’ll know what an integral, important, and creative part the props department have to play. Marian discusses her approach … Continue reading The Scottish Opera Interviews #5: Head of Props, Marian Colquhoun

On The Road Again: A Review Of Scottish Opera’s 2019 Autumn Highlights…

The Scottish Opera Highlights tour has quickly become an annual musical must-see. Taking opera around the country, this season they go from Motherwell to Musselburgh with multiple stops in-between. This was the opening night at Motherwell Theatre and it had a lot to live up to as previous tours have been notable and memorable events. … Continue reading On The Road Again: A Review Of Scottish Opera’s 2019 Autumn Highlights…

The Scottish Opera Interviews #4: Director of Education & Outreach, Jane Davidson

For the fourth of our series of podcasts with members of Scottish Opera we spoke to Jane Davidson, their Director of Education & Outreach. She explains what the job entails, the company’s education strategy, their partnerships at home and abroad, the challenges faced in the role, how they reach out to all areas of Scotland, and work … Continue reading The Scottish Opera Interviews #4: Director of Education & Outreach, Jane Davidson

The Scottish Opera Interviews #3: Programme Editor, David Kettle

For the third of our series of podcasts with members of Scottish Opera we spoke to the Programme Editor, David Kettle about his role and what it entails. He explains how he came to the job, the approach to writing a programme, the balance required between information and other articles and content, the collaboration required with the … Continue reading The Scottish Opera Interviews #3: Programme Editor, David Kettle