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Five:15 2010Scottish Opera

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Scottish Opera's 2009/10 season contained four full main-stage productions plus one small-scall-tour. The two works the company had never touched before were the young Rossini's frothy Italian Girl in Algiers and Leoš Janáček'a Adventures of Mr Brouček. The two revivals were an ultra-traditional Elisir d'amore and an ultra-modern Bohème. There was also  a piano-accompanied tour of a second Janáček piece, Kátya Kabanová.

There were some additional elements, however, including a third programme of new short chamber pieces under the 5:15 umbrella. There was also a 'Scenes & Arias' tour by four  young singers and a pianist, the old Essential Scottish Opera format now revised as Opera Highlights. There was a new 'Interactive Opera for 3 to 6 Year Olds', entitled Auntie Janet Saves The Planet. Two well-contrasted co-productions also featured. Music Theatre Wales brought a new chamber piece by Eleanor Alberga, Letters of a Love Betrayed, while the RSAMD joined forces with the orchestra and technical staff of Scottish Opera to mount the Scottish premiere of Prokofiev's wonderful Tolstoy adaptation War and Peace.

Scottish Opera’s third round of new operas in their Five:15 series. The experience gained showed the format to have considerable value in producing enjoyable little music dramas.

Performance DatesFive:15 2010

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Elphinstone Hall | Aberdeen

15 May, 18.00 16 May, 12.00 16 May, 18.00

Traverse Theatre | Edinburgh

20 May, 19.30 21 May, 19.30 22 May, 19.30

Òran Mór | Glasgow

25 May, 19.30 26 May, 19.30 27 May, 19.30

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