REVIEW: Scottish Opera Highlights 1st February 2011

In the pursuit of entertainment of a more cultural nature, it was a concert of highlights that Scottish Opera are touring around the country. The programme was;

La finta giardiniera – Che lieto giorno

Le nozze di Figaro – Non piu andrai

Don Pasquale – Quel guardo il cavaliere

Giulio Cesare – Son nata a lagrimar

The Magic Flute – Bei Männern welche liebe fühlen

La jolie fille de Perth – Serenade

Werther – Letter Scene

Il barbiere di Siviglia – All’idea di quell metallo

Hansel and Gretel – Evening Prayer

Carmen – Séguedille

Count Ory – No one can see

La Traviata – Brindisi

The Queen of Spades – Pauline’s Aria

Il barbieri di Siviglia – Non dubitar, o Figaro

The Cunning Little Vixen – Gracious me he’s so gorgeous

I Puritani – Ah! Per sempre io ti perdei

Goyescas – La maja y el ruisenor

Cosi fan tutti – Il core vi dono

Utopia Limited – Oh Zara, my beloved one, bear with me

Countess Maritza – Let’s go to Varasdin

The Merry Widow – Red as the rose of maytime

Die Fledermaus – Champagne!

performed by;

Soprano – Marie Claire Breen 
(Scottish Opera Emerging Artist)

 Mezzo Soprano – Catherine Hopper

Tenor – Nicholas Watts

Baritone – Njabulo Madlala

It was a diverse programme, designed to appeal to the masses – really enjoyable, delivered by talented singers. Keep a look out for this as it tours every year and to different places each time. Well worth the admission price.