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Cenerentola 2007Scottish Opera-Go-Round

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Scottish Opera's 2007-08 season consisted entirely of new productions, generally successful ones at that. The company was clearly still struggling financially, however. The autumn saw the start of a new relationship with the great baritone Sir Thomas Allen, who directed Il barbiere di Siviglia. The new Mozart staging was Seraglio. There was a small-scale version of Rossini's Cinderella, which toured with piano accompaniment in the autumn, then with a reduced orchestration in the spring. A Night at the Chinese Opera, the first full-length piece by Judith Weir, not yet seen in Scotland, was beautifully staged. There was also a successful new production of Verdi's Falstaff. A stimulating innovation also appeared - the first  of three runs of short new works called 5:15 - Operas Made in Scotland. The partnership with RSAMD also continued, with Eugene Onegin. There was another Highlands and Islands tour under the Essential Scottish Opera title, and the orchestra gave a group of Sunday afternoon concerts in St Andrew's in the Square.

This excellent small-scale tour with piano accompaniment was the first opportunity to see the work of young director Harry Fehr - a clearly thought out and consistent concept in an appropriately Austenite mode - empire line frocks and folding panels for simple scenery. It worked just as well the following year in a short tour with a delightfully virtuoso pit band. Fehr was quickly invited back to show off a range of repertoire from Handel and Cimarosa to Wagner.

Performance Cast

Clorinda daughter of Don Magnifico

Amanda Forbes

Tisbe Clorinda's sister

Katherine Allen

Angelina known as Cinderella, Magnifico's stepdaughter

Caryl Hughes

Alidoro Ramiro's tutor, a philosopher

Marc Labonnette

Don Magnifico Baron of Montefiascone

Dean Robinson

Don Ramiro Prince of Salerno

Nicholas Ransley

Dandini the Prince's valet

Julian Hubbard

Performance DatesCenerentola 2007

Map List

Assembly Rooms | Edinburgh

31 Jul, 12.45 1 Aug, 12.45 2 Aug, 12.45

Byre Theatre | St Andrews

1 Sep, 15.30

Eastwood Park Theatre | Giffnock, Glasgow

5 Sep, 19.30

Macphail Theatre | Ullapool

8 Sep, 19.30

An Lanntair | Stornoway, Lewis

11 Sep, 19.30

Village Hall, Lochcarron | Lochcarron, Ross-shire

13 Sep, 19.30

Orkney Arts Centre | Kirkwall, Orkney

15 Sep, 19.30

Thurso High School | Thurso, Caithness

18 Sep, 19.30

Craigmonie Centre | Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire

20 Sep, 19.30

Village Hall, Ballachulish | Ballachulish, Argyll

22 Sep, 19.30

Woodend Barn | Banchory, Kincardineshire

25 Sep, 19.30

Linlithgow Academy Theatre | Linlithgow

29 Sep, 19.30

Rothesay Pavilion | Rothesay, Isle of Bute

2 Oct, 19.30

Memorial Hall, Lanark | Lanark

4 Oct, 19.30

Victoria Halls, Helensburgh | Helensburgh

6 Oct, 19.30

Barrfields Theatre, Vikingar, Largs | Largs, Ayrshire

9 Oct, 19.30

Ryan Centre | Stranraer, Wigtownshire

11 Oct, 19.30

Perth Theatre | Perth

13 Oct, 19.30

Adam Smith Theatre | Kirkcaldy

16 Oct, 19.30

Buccleuch Centre | Langholm

18 Oct, 19.30

Municipal Hall, Biggar | Biggar

20 Oct, 19.30

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