Join Edinburgh Studio Opera in their 50th year producing the highest quality student opera in Edinburgh with a double bill of beautifully reimagined and restaged classics. Journey from Virgil’s tragic love affair, Dido & Aeneas, to a hilarious comical farce forged in the fires of Dante’s inferno, Gianni Schicchi. Expect an immersive and exciting evening in one of Edinburgh’s most charming venues.
Under the imaginative direction of Robert Hersey, the 27-strong cast will be performing in traverse, using the length of the stage to a create dynamic and fluid piece of opera. With a backdrop of 1950s Italy, Hersey’s retelling blends the glitzy world on a film set with the colourful home life of a band of cruel relatives. Recently hailed a “tour de force”, returning Musical Director Will Conway will expertly conduct the orchestra bringing with him “a flair for the unpredictable”.