Tonight at 7pm Scottish Opera is premiering The Narcissistic Fish, a short film that is a collaboration between composer Samuel Bordoli, writer Jenni Fagan and filmmaker Antonia Bain. If you are missing Scottish Opera during lockdown (and I certainly am) then this is unmissable. If you aren’t yet familiar with the company’s work then this is the perfect place to discover what they do so well. Set in the kitchen of a Leith restaurant called The Narcissistic Fish, the opera tel
For the latest of our podcasts in collaboration with Scottish Opera we spoke to the company’s General Director Alex Reedijk, and it proved to be a fascinating conversation – one which adds extra context to all the other podcasts in the series. Alex talks about how he came to the role, the challenges faced when he joined 14 years ago, the four central strands that run through the company’s ethos, what he is most proud of from his time with Scottish Opera, and a whole lot more.
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 for the audience to see the dynamic of the orchestra in full effect, and it’s as fascinating as it is awesome. It’s also a chance to witness the power a