Comedy musical, a slice of G&S history through parody and song - uplifting!
In the most spectacular production imaginable, Lucian Msamati’s supremely crafted lead sets off the quicksilver of his rival Adam Gillen.
Review: We Are In Time
A heart jumping exploration of transplants with a majesty of the music at its heart and a subtle theatricality expanding it all
Review: Shirley The Middle Aged Siren
The Story of a Gal from New York who has washed up on a nearby beach near you
Review: Henry Box Brown
"Wonderfully written and portrayed"
Review: Lucia di Lammermoor
This is a stunning pocket-sized opera-house quality Lucia. You won’t find a better-sung, more affecting Donizetti this year.
Review: The Boatswain’s Mate
About time this became standard repertoire.
Review: The Rape of Lucretia
Far from being just timely, this Grimeborn production reinvents how we might feel about this troubling, disturbed and absolutely contemporary piece in a time of #Me Too.
Review: The Fabulous Bäckström Brothers
An operatic clown show, ﬁrst performed in Helsinki in September 2014.
Review: 4.48 Psychosis
An outstandingly imaginative, fearless recreation of Kane’s testament in another medium. It triumphs and is easily the most remarkable, necessary opera to have been produced in years.
A delight for babies and adults alike
In the most spectacular production imaginable, the antagonisms between the black-suited and marzipan fight it out in this extraordinary sumptuous and consummately musical production. Far from seeming out of place, Adam Gillen’s Young Ones-style shrilling brat with his technicolour frock-coats seems almost more attuned than Salieri to his milieu. It’s naturally the corresponding gravity this production looks to though: Lucian Msmati’s supremely crafted lead sets off the quicksilver of his rival to an unprecedented extent.
Review: Opera Mouse
Opera through the eyes of a mercurial and very determined mouse.
Review: Counting Sheep
A must see agit prop performance overflowing with vitality and commitment.
Review: The Threepenny Opera
A coming-of-age for Rufus Norris, a wholly credible, cheekily interventionist Threepenny Opera with a few devastating critiques
Review: The Secretary Turned CEO
Baroque meets blues in this brilliant take on La Serva Padrona, Pergolesi’s comic intermezzo.
Review: Aria Goes Office
Opera for all from Aria Alba.
Review: Dido and Aeneas
Captivating interpretation by a company that’s clearly going places.
Review: The Future for Beginners
An intriguing premise and excellent performances. You will leave smiling.
Review: The Pirates of Penzance
A very impressive production from a young company
Review: Mozart – The Impresario
Rare outing for one of Mozart’s less well known pieces.
Review: Through the Looking Screen
Hundreds of friends and no one to come home to. Annabel is trying to land her perfect match.
Review: Gilbert and Sullivan in Brief(s)
14 G&S operettas at a gallop.
A new version of this wonderful opera given a lively production in English.
Review: The Zoo
Forty five minutes of fun involving four knitted tarts and a couple of pears
Review: Dido and Aeneas
Opera in the grand setting of one of Edinburgh’s finest New Town kirks
Review: Monsters and Prodigies
An interesting if somewhat confused look at the strange world of the castrati
Review: El Gallo
Five go mad for the music (and end up singing in their y-fronts) in this tragic-comic ‘opera for actors’