Scottish Opera’s The Sunday Series: Opera in Concert continues on 3 December at 3pm in City Halls Glasgow with Sergei Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel, in a collaboration with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Former resident at the Mariinksy Theatre, St. Petersburg, Mikhail Agrest, conducts Evez Abdulla and Svetlana Sozdateleva in the lead roles of Ruprecht and Renata. Also in the cast are soloists Dmitry Golovnin, Maria Maksakova, Agnieszka Rehlis and Alexei Tanovitski. They are joined by singers from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s opera course and instrumentalists from Scotland’s national conservatoire who will have the opportunity to play side by side with The Orchestra of Scottish Opera.
The Sunday Series concerts are curated by Scottish Opera’s Music Director Stuart Stratford.
A story of masochistic obsession, black magic, demons and exorcism, Prokofiev’s seething opera is based on a novel by Valery Bryusov.
With a doomed love triangle at its heart, The Fiery Angel was composed in the 1920s but never performed in Prokofiev’s lifetime.
This concert is Scottish Opera’s first performance of the daring opera.
Two further concerts are planned for this season’s Sunday Series. At the Theatre Royal Glasgow in February, From Russia With Love features singers from the National Opera Studio — the UK’s leading training programme for young opera professionals which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. This semi-staged performance features a variety of Russian-themed repertoire.
The Sunday Series 2017/18 closes in May with a concert featuring two works by Rachmaninov: Aleko and Francesca da Rimini. Adapted from a poem by Pushkin, Aleko was Rachmaninov’s first opera. This will be Scottish Opera’s first ever performance of Rachmaninov and the Scottish premiere of Francesca da Rimini, a little-known opera telling a story of love and death with a plot drawn from Dante’s Inferno.
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