Wednesday 9, Friday 11, Sunday 13, Thursday 17 & Saturday November 19
Scottish Opera have re-launched their much admired Sir Thomas Allen production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro for the autumn season. Sharp storytelling and skillful staging attracted many rave reviews first time round and this fresh production shoulders the mantle effortlessly.
Tobias Ringborg conducts a rousing cast including Scottish soprano Eleanor Dennis who makes her stage debut with the company as the Countess, a role she sung previously for British Youth Opera and the English National Opera. Samuel Dale Johnson, a recent graduate of the Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Programme, makes his debut as the Count, while Graeme Broadbent makes a welcome return as Don Basilio.
Also, in a bold pioneering move, the opera will break new ground. For one date only the show will be presented in a special format as a Dementia Friendly Performance. Developed with the support of the Life Changes Trust, a shorter running time with adjusted sound and light levels plus a narrator will help to help make the experience more accessible to those living with dementia. See the Festival Theatre website for more details
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Dementia friendly performance Saturday, November 12 | 3pm
Thursday November 10 | UNWRAPPED: The Marriage of Figaro | A free hourlong taster that explores how the opera is put together
Pic: Bill Cooper