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The Sea Monster Factory

Francesca Caccini's dramatic works were lavish court productions, showcasing the vast artistic and financial resources of the Medici court in Florence. We would need a Hollywood budget to stage an analogous production complete with flying machines and complicated on-stage transformations, and the university's Student Experience Fund, which has provided the…

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Horse Ballet rehearsals well underway!

The nine horses (and nine riders) participating in the grand Horse Ballet that concludes the opera have been meeting over the past few weeks, and it's all starting to take splendid shape! The horses have been learning to be comfortable near each other, and the riders, to watch like a…

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Costumes for Alcina!

We are delighted to have received a grant to fund costumes for our Alcina early opera project from the Ambache Charitable Trust. The Trust's purpose is 'to widen the circle of people hearing women's music, and to fuel interest in it.’

After the initial postponement of this opera due to…

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Alcina Announcement May 2021

With heavy hearts the Alcina's Monsters Team has made the decision to postpone our opera workshop and performances yet again. We are proud to have a high calibre international coaching team; unfortunately, there is still a high degree of uncertainty regarding international travel and quarantine under the Scottish Government's…

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