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Edinburgh Studio Opera celebrate fifty years

Posted 23 Feb 2018

Join Edinburgh Studio Opera to celebrate their fifty years of opera as they present two masterpieces in a contrasting double bill. Purcell's Dido and Aeneas based on Virgil's tragic love affair is partnered with Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, a hilarious comic farce rooted in a story from Dante's Inferno.

The high quality student cast, 27-strong, will be performing in traverse, using the length of the stage at Assembly Roxy to create dynamic and fluid stagings of these short operas.

With a backdrop of 1950s Italy, director Robert Hersey's retelling blends the glitzy world on a film set with the colourful home life of a band of cruel relatives.

Returning Musical Director Will Conway conducts, bringing with him 'a flair for the unpredictable'.

Check out our listings on the home page - Dido and Aeneas and Gianni Schicchi


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