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The Elephant Angel

The Elephant Angel Scottish Opera

Children welcome Sheila the elephant

A true tale about an elephant in the Blitz in Belfast, movingly told by Scottish Opera with the children from Eastern Primary School in Broughty Ferry.

Review on Bachtrack

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Great pocket sized version of La Traviata from Scottish Opera.

Reviewed on Bachtrack

La Traviata Scottish Opera

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Scottish Opera’s Tosca is well worth catching.

Not sure about opera?  Tosca is a good place to start – great music and very dramatic.

Review on Bachtrack.

Anthony Besch's Tosca from Scottish Opera.  End Act I

Scottish Opera’s Tosca, end Act I: Robert Poulton as Scarpia © Mark Hamilton

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Last opera in the academic year at RSAMD in Glasgow was Hansel and Gretel.   What a magical evening!  Read my review on Bachtrack.

Hansel and Gretel RSAMD Glasgow

Gretel and Hansel - photo by RSAMD - copyright

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Okavango Macbeth Beth Mckay Andrew McTaggart credit Marc Marnie

Beth Mackay and Andrew McTaggart in The Okavango Macbeth - photo Marc Marnie

UK premiere of Alexander McCall Smith’s opera:  Macbeth as told by baboons. 

Read about it on Bachtrack.

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 Anthony Marwood was guest director for the final set of concerts in the 2010/11 series from the Scottish Ensemble. 

Review appears on Bachtrack.

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Still Here

It’s been a while.

Life has just been a bit too hectic of late to get down all the stuff I wanted to include here.

Probably this comes of having our ‘summer holiday’ in May when everyone else is still at work, and expecting you to get things done. Still trying to catch up. It ought to be a bit quieter once the schools break and the rest of the world goes away for a while.

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