The year is 1968 and the British legal system is as corrupt as ever.
It’s awards night and the longest serving member of the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company might just get the recognition he thinks he deserves.
Since 2020, Coronavirus has threatened to kill opera! Can David save it with his one-man production of La Serva Padrona? Baroque meets funk in this new English version of Pergolesi…
Join Madame Chandelier and all her favourite opera characters for jokes, party games and lots of dramatic death scenes.
The master of straight-shooting, straight-talking, gimmick-free stand-up is back! ‘Possibly the most important comic of his generation’ **** (Mat Ewins).
Jamie MacDougall, tenor and Michael Barnett on keyboard, perform songs from Viennese operetta, opera and musical theatre.
A Night at the Opera: critically-acclaimed pianist Andrew Wright performs attractive arrangements by Liszt and others, taken from operas by Wagner, Mascagni, Bellini and Rossini.
This 1920s pantomime farce takes place at a weekend country house party.
Featuring Rihab Chaieb (mezzo-soprano), Jennifer Szeto (piano) and Derek Henriques (guitar).
Enjoy an afternoon of musical theatre delivered by fantastic voices.
Dead Equal is a resplendent feminist perspective on female involvement in combat.
1955 has been slow at sleepy Dunroamin Hotel.
Ann Liebeck is an international opera and concert singer who has sung in Vienna, Prague and many theatres in Germany.
A rollicking band of pirates abandon their life on the high seas in an to attempt to capture Major General Stanley’s (adult) daughters.
Join us as we explore the ways Gilbert and Sullivan changed the world! Through their own words and music, and those of their influences and contemporaries, this fun, intimate show …
Expulsion, electioneering and enchantment.
Sell-out shows at the Fringe 2016 to 2018 (inc)! Voci Voices are four classically trained singers who offer an afternoon of songs from opera, operetta, musicals, jazz, swing and ev…
Come and hear a lunchtime recital with music written by strong women as well as arias about the power of women.
Scotland’s professional touring company celebrates 10 years with one of the world’s best-loved operettas.
Natalie’s stunning soprano voice will enchant you as she takes you on a musical journey.
On a High Note is a dramatic new piece of operatic theatre performed and written by award-winning soprano Erin Alexander.
Ciara Harvie is an impressively talented mezzo-soprano from Edinburgh.
Once again this exciting ensemble performs Henry Purcell’s glorious masterpiece.
What happens when darkness strikes, unexpected? How do night and day affect the human soul? In a semi-staged recital, mainly sung in English, Daïmon invites you on a journey told …
There are two challenges at the heart of Fox-tot!, a new work from composer Lliam Paterson and director Roxana Haines for Scottish Opera.
In La Voix Humaine, two lovers are attached through a telephone cord, each totally alone, yet talking without seeing or touching each other.
Sofia and Florville are madly in love – but a long-standing agreement promises Sofia to another, the son of the great Signor Bruschino.
An evening that ‘bubbles with wit and good humour’, celebrating the timeless Savoy operas of the Victorian masters, WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.
Tony Law: ‘Philip and I have been talking about this for years.
Whether you love opera or not, try it.
Scotland’s professional touring company returns with Verdi’s comic masterpiece.
The shows are based on Chinese classical myths of the very beginning of the world.
Opera Allegra’s chamber version of Verdi’s popular opera La Traviata uses just three voices with piano but has a contemporary twist.
Love is complicated.
Sell-out shows at the Fringe in 2016 and 2017! Voci Voices are four classically trained singers who offer an afternoon of songs from opera, operetta, musicals, jazz, swing and ever…
The University of St Andrews Gilbert and Sullivan Society makes their regular contribution to the Festival Fringe, this year with HMS Pinafore.
A woman stands downstage right, a spotlight illuminating her from one side.
Aria Alba – Opera for All are delighted to bring their new and exciting abridged production of Mozart’s Idomeneo to Fringe 2018.
Based on a medieval story handed down by oral tradition, Emily Doolittle’s comedic chamber opera tells the story of Jan Tait, a rugged and roguish Shetlander who is always ready fo…
The Opera North Youth Company is proud to present an adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular and much-loved Pirates of Penzance, directed by Emma Black and conducted by Nich…
Following a sold out run at the 2017 Fringe, this five-star show is back.
Tilly Mouse lives under an opera house, and she just loves to sing! Her dream is to perform on stage.
An evening celebrating the legendary partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
Joanna Ward and Ryan Hay’s hunger is an original short opera inspired by Kafka’s A Hunger Artist.
All About Her — Feminism in Chinese Traditional Opera creatively combines traditional Chinese Opera with contemporary ideas, exploring feminism in the traditional opera repertoir…
Following the first space war of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, a lone detective is contracted to find the love in this absurdist, avant-garde, funk opera.
A street art opera.
Founded in 2004 via the evil genius that is Simon Cowell, Il Divo is a supremely talented British-based international pop opera foursome comprised of French pop singer Sébas…
Three legendary operas come together for an unforgettable journey of love, vengeance, tears and laughter with shortened versions of Turandot, Butterfly and Carmen in one spectacula…
A king is forced to choose between love and political expediency.
Downtrodden housewife Katerina is seduced by Sergey.
The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth an…
Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love.
La Traviata tells the story of the tragic love between the courtesan Violetta and the romantic Alfredo Germont.
From the House of the Dead is Janáček’s final work and arguably his most powerful.
Based on Shakespeare’s popular comedy, Britten’s opera follows the consequences of a falling-out between the fairy-king Oberon and his queen, Tytania.
Iolanthe is a brilliantly funny, satirical fantasy, revealing a typically Gilbert & Sullivan topsy-turvy worldview.
Barrie Kosky directs Bizet’s much-loved opera, with Jakub Hrůša and Christopher Willis conducting two casts led by Anna Goryachova and Gaëlle Arquez in the title…
Satyagraha is composer Philip Glass’s meditation on Gandhi’s early years in South Africa, tracing the progress of his concept of non-violent protest as a positive force…
Three casts, led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Angela Gheorghiu and Martina Serafin and conducted by Dan Ettinger and Plácido Domingo, star in The Royal Opera’s production of…
Richard Strauss brought an extravagant intensity to his adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s play Salomé.
Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter.
Marnie is a compelling psychological thriller set in England during the late 1950s.
Caught in a power play that could break a marriage and steal a throne, can Rodelinda stay true to love?
Rodelinda is a dramatic tale of power, anguish and love.
Hélène longs for vengeance on Montfort, who murdered her brother.
Bribery, deception and disguise.
Aida must choose between the man she loves and the homeland she longs for.
Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro.
When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love.
Following their 2016 performances of La Bohème, ***** (Herald), Magnetic Opera presents a new production of Mozart’s hilarious masterpiece.
Scotland’s professional touring company returns with Bizet’s moving tale, featuring one of opera’s favourite duets.
VoiceArc are excited to return to the Fringe with their new production of R Strauss’ wonderful opera Ariadne auf Naxos.
In a Faraway Place is one of the most well known Chinese folk songs in the world.
Marcos Madrigal, Cuba’s most exciting young concert pianist, appears with opera singer Ann Liebeck in a programme of Latin American classical songs, opera arias and virtuoso piano …
Aria Alba – Opera for All return to this year’s Fringe with their exciting retelling of Handel’s opera Semele.
BambinO is a first operatic adventure for six to 18-month-olds and their carers.
Malcolm Hardee Award-winning, gay, autistic comedian adopts a new stance.
André Tchaikowsky’s Shakespeare-inspired opera is an important rediscovery in 20th-century opera and receives its London premiere in Welsh National Opera’s produ…
Antonio Pappano, Music Director of the Royal Opera, conducts a new production by Keith Warner of Verdi’s great setting of Shakespeare’s tragedy.
Christine Goerke and Lise Lindstrom take the title role in Andrei Serban’s striking staging of Puccini’s final opera.
Farnace and Sifare, sons of the mighty warrior Mitridate, both love their father’s fiancée Aspasia.
Village boy Nemorino is besotted with the wealthy Adina.
The songs of Enrique Granados, Donizetti and Mozart brought to life with the signature warmth and power of the ravishing voice of Eline Vandenheede, a young soprano with a world cl…
The Countess Alex Zapak, direct from Berlin, presents her captivating new show NU(I)T
The international, trans-media, award-winning artist to perform at Brighton Fringe 2017.
Guests are invited to an exclusive dinner after a night at the opera.
Rosmira still loves the man who jilted her, Arsace.
A world premiere from ENO’s composer-in-residence Ryan Wigglesworth, The Winter‘s Tale a compelling new interpretation of Shakespeare’s tale of love, lo…
Angela Gheorghiu and Hrachuhi Bassenz star in the first revival of David McVicar’s sumptuous production of Cilea’s tragic opera.
Pitiful pirates, blundering bobbies, and a fully grown five-year-old.
Joyce El-Khoury, Ekaterina Bakanova and Corinne Winters lead three excellent casts in Richard Eyre’s much-loved production of Verdi’s most famous opera.
A powerful Protector commissions a young artist to create an illuminated book to celebrate his power.
Andris Nelsons conducts two starry casts including Renée Fleming, Alice Coote and Rachel Willis-Sørensen in Robert Carsen’s new production of Richard Strauss&rs…
The first revival of David Bösch’s new production for The Royal Opera, with two casts including Maria Agresta, Lianna Haroutounian, Anita Rachvelishvili and Dmitri Hvoro…
Antonio Pappano conducts Sondra Radvanovsky and Aleksandrs Antonenko in the first revival of Jonathan Kent’s thought-provoking production of Puccini’s first operatic …
The life-long friendship of Nadir and Zurga has survived their precarious existence on the treacherous sea-shore.
Opera singer Tosca’s love for artist Cavaradossi knows no compromise.
There have been by my count no less than six adaptations of Macbeth at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, yet the China Anhui Opera Institute’s offering may be the most unusual.
Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado is a work that is in many ways very problematic, due to its fetishising and cultural stereotyping of the Japanese, written at the height of the …
Scotland’s Opera Bohemia returns to the Fringe for its seventh year with one of the world’s most loved operas, La Traviata.
A short and well-formed chamber opera, which shows lots of potential, but needs to pick up on the details.
Following their 2015 Scottish tour of Maria Stuarda, **** (Herald), Magnetic Opera presents a new production of Puccini’s much loved La Bohème.
Cinema screening of live performance.
St Andrews Gilbert and Sullivan Society with Mermaids Performing Arts return to the Festival Fringe with their typically entertaining style of presenting Gilbert & Sullivan, this t…
A concert full of well known pieces from the worlds of opera, operetta, musicals and popular music.
Following a sell-out run and five star reviews for their recent production of Carmen, Edinburgh Studio Opera return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Jonathan Dove’s Mansfiel…
Aria Alba – Opera for All are delighted to bring their exciting new production of Die Fledermaus to this year’s Fringe.
Scotland’s fresh new opera company present a unique production of Charpentier’s Descent Of Orpheus to the Underworld in an exciting Scots language translation.
Opera Mouse is a pleasant Canadian import presented as a one-woman puppet show by Melanie Gall.
An electroacoustic opera adapted from Bluebeard’s Castle (composer Béla Bartók), performed with a concert version monodrama, Erwartung (composer Arnold Schoenberg).
Musical Anthology is a performance of sacred, secular, classical, contemporary and world music with organ, trumpets and voice – Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Purcell, Galuppi, Boëllman…
Enjoy a summer evening recital in the calm surroundings of Edinburgh Academy’s Robertson Room.
Set in the gay community of liberal 1920s Spain.
This traditional production champions the anti-stereotype stance of the LGBT community, by casting the superb soprano Paul Bork in the title rôle of the tragic geisha.
Laurene Hope, who amazed as Piaf, is now ‘La Divina’ Callas - from unwanted child to opera Goddess and her obsession with Onassis.
A show suitable for students, the middle aged and old age pensioners - and that’s just the cast!
The group looks at the humour in their age and gender differences with interrup…
From the ashes and ruins of long dead earth and the infinite blacknesses of what will be the year 2116, emerges the Funeral Doom Spiritual.
Sublime popular classics by celebrated British composers, featuring professional soloists and instrumentalists, amidst stunning surroundings of St Bartholomew’s Church.
“Actually” Gay Men’s Chorus are celebrating their 10th anniversary with performances dating back to the very beginning.
While it is laudable to have an open policy for membership of an amateur operatic society the knock-on effects can be dire as demonstrated in Cat-Like Tread’s production of H.
The rise of feminist critique in the world of opera has given life to some fascinating discussions.
In China during the Sino-Japanese War of 1938, a worn-out young Japanese lieutenant unexpectedly saw a beautiful face that was familiar yet distant.
The popular Scottish composer presents highlights from his chamber music, musicals and operas.
Celebrating six years, Opera Bohemia returns with its most popular and successful production to date, Madame Butterfly.
The Garden is an off-site performance that takes place a short walk away from the Traverse Theatre.
Informal, dramatic presentation of the life and work of this phenomenal Victorian paleontologist featuring music by renowned British composer Judith Bingham.
A 250-year-old opera is a difficult proposition for the Edinburgh Fringe, where the emphasis is frequently placed on innovation and experimentation.
Edinburgh’s first ever Chinese Arts and Cultural Festival featuring a traditional opera, authentic singers, a spectacular troupe of young drummers and more all set alongside a thre…
West End and opera star John Marshall returns with tenors Fraser Simpson, Bruce Davis, and Richard Lewis, piano, to perform favourite opera, Broadway and movie hits.
“In Pirates, there are gems from the first to the last minute.
Informal close harmony, DNA-infused, vocal quartet, present Rosalind Franklin’s photo 51, respawned through contemporary women scientists at King’s College London in creative colla…
Bound by blood and only by bloody acts will they be free of one another.
Anyone for fleas? Informal, dramatic presentation of the life and work of eminent, enigmatic, eccentric entomologist Miriam Rothschild, featuring Miriam: a music theatre piece by B…
Aria Alba – Opera for All is delighted to present its new and original Fringe opera, populated with well known arias, duets, ensembles and choruses from your favourite operas, al…
Join these two extraordinary performers for a joyful and soulful celebration of the African American female voice, highlighting the extraordinary breadth of artistic expression by …
The Secretary Turned CEO is a neon, cartoon parody of a classical opera, playing with traditional comedic characters and farcical situations in a modern setting.
The galah is a bird found in large numbers across Australia.
Though Jane Austen is undoubtedly one of Britain’s most prominent literary names, Persuasion is perhaps her least widely read work.
A Fringe premiere performed together with Fergus of Galloway: two Scottish operas by Alexander McCall Smith set to music by Tom Cunningham, with a cast of singers, instrumentalists…
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