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Walter Scott Headshot
Date Of Birth:
August 15, 1771
Date Of Death:
September 21, 1832 (61)
Birth Place:
Edinburgh, ENGLAND
 
Walter Scott Headshot
Date of Birth: August 15, 1771
Date of Death: September 21, 1832 (61)

Birth Place: Edinburgh, ENGLAND
Extension Announced For THE MIRROR AND THE LIGHT at the Gielgud Theatre Photo Extension Announced For THE MIRROR AND THE LIGHT at the Gielgud Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2021

The third and final novel in the Wolf Hall trilogy has been adapted for the West End stage by Dame Hilary Mantel and Ben Miles. Jeremy Herrin, who was nominated for an Olivier Award, a Tony Award and won the Evening Standard Award for the first two productions, returns to direct. Nathaniel Parker resumes his Olivier Award winning portrayal of Henry VIII.

Final Casting Announced For THE MIRROR AND THE LIGHT Photo Final Casting Announced For THE MIRROR AND THE LIGHT
by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2021

New names added to the cast are: Melissa Allan (Princess Mary), Samuel Awoyo (Ensemble), Ian Drysdale (French Ambassador), Jo Herbert (Lady Rochford), Andrew Hodges (Ensemble), Niamh James (Ensemble), Umi Myers (Helen Sadler / Dorothea Wolsey), Liam Smith (Walter Cromwell) and Nicholas Tizzard (Ensemble).

Casting Announced For THE MIRROR AND THE LIGHT at the Gielgud Theatre Photo Casting Announced For THE MIRROR AND THE LIGHT at the Gielgud Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2021

As previously announced Ben Miles will return to his role as Cromwell to complete the trilogy. Nathaniel Parker joins him, resuming his Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award nominated role as Henry VIII. The full cast of 23 will be the biggest yet in the series, with 13 actors announced today, five of whom - Miles, Parker, Nicholas Boulton (Duke of Suffolk), Matt Pidgeon (Stephen Gardiner) and Giles Taylor (Archbishop Cranmer) - return to their roles in the earlier plays. 

MOCA Toronto Announces  Inaugural Exhibition 'Greater Toronto Art 2021 (GTA21)' in Se Photo MOCA Toronto Announces Inaugural Exhibition 'Greater Toronto Art 2021 (GTA21)' in September 2021
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2021

On September 29, 2021, the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (MOCA) will launch the inaugural Greater Toronto Art Triennial exhibition survey: Greater Toronto Art 2021 (GTA21). This first edition brings together 21 of among the most exciting artists and art collectives working in relation to the Greater Toronto Area today and captures an extraordinary moment in time.

Edinburgh International Festival Announces 2021 Programme Photo Edinburgh International Festival Announces 2021 Programme
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2021

Edinburgh International Festival, the world's leading performing arts festival,¬†pioneers the return¬†of¬†live performance¬†in Scotland¬†from¬†7 ‚Äď 29 August¬†with a diverse programme of¬†UK¬†and international artists.¬†

Scottish Opera Celebrates 50 Years of Pioneering Outreach and Education Work Photo Scottish Opera Celebrates 50 Years of Pioneering Outreach and Education Work
by Stephi Wild - Apr 23, 2021

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its ground-breaking Outreach and Education programme department, Scottish Opera has announced further projects to bring music and performance into the lives of people across the country.

Opera in the Ozarks Will Reopen For 2021 Season This Summer Photo Opera in the Ozarks Will Reopen For 2021 Season This Summer
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2021

Opera in the Ozarks has announced its 2021 season, consisting of three upcoming productions.

MOCA Toronto Announces Major $1 Million Donation And Highlights Of 2021 Exhibition Pr Photo MOCA Toronto Announces Major $1 Million Donation And Highlights Of 2021 Exhibition Programme
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 23, 2020

The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (MOCA) today announced that it has received a significant donation of $1million. The gift from a donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, will be applied to the Museum’s annual exhibition programme.

San Francisco Opera Announces Upcoming OPERA IS ON Streaming Performances Photo San Francisco Opera Announces Upcoming OPERA IS ON Streaming Performances
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 22, 2020

The presentations, filmed live in high-definition at the War Memorial Opera House, will be viewable on demand for free with registration at sfopera.com on the first streaming date starting at 10 am (PDT) and expiring at 11:59 pm the following day.

San Francisco Opera At Fort Mason Drive-In Presents Donizetti's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR,  Photo San Francisco Opera At Fort Mason Drive-In Presents Donizetti's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, October 25
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 15, 2020

San Francisco Opera will present Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 6 PM at Fort Mason Flix Drive-In. This one-night-only opportunity to witness opera on the 40' X 20' LED screen at the Marina District drive-in and enjoy snacks from Off the Grid food trucks will feature the Company's 2008 performance of Lucia di Lammermoor starring French soprano Natalie Dessay.

Monique DeBose Releases New Single 'Rally Call' Photo Monique DeBose Releases New Single 'Rally Call'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 28, 2020

Opera in the Ozarks Will Return in 2021 Photo Opera in the Ozarks Will Return in 2021
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2020

Opera in the Ozarks will not return until 2021.

Third Man Records Re-Launches Third Man Public Access Photo Third Man Records Re-Launches Third Man Public Access
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 21, 2020

Third Man Records has re-launched Third Man Public Access, which will now consist of long-form broadcasts of exclusive content, intimate at-home performances, readings, music videos and more from Third Man artists and friends in lieu of live-streamed performances.

POTTED POTTER Comes to the Holland Performing Arts Center Photo POTTED POTTER Comes to the Holland Performing Arts Center
by Stephi Wild - Feb 13, 2020

Omaha Performing Arts presents Potted Potter a?"The Unauthorized Harry Experience a?" A Parody by Dan and Jeff March 5-8, 2020 at the Holland Performing Arts Center's Suzanne and Walter Scott Recital Hall at 1200 Douglas St. Omaha, NE 68102.

TOP 100 SYMPOSIUM by Wine & Spirits Magazine Comes to NYC on 1/14 Photo TOP 100 SYMPOSIUM by Wine & Spirits Magazine Comes to NYC on 1/14
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 9, 2020

After 16 years hosting the Top 100 Tasting in San Francisco, Wine & Spirits Magazine now brings the best of the best to New York City. On January 14th, 2020, the Top 100 Symposium invites the New York wine community to meet the winemakers and to taste the top-scoring wines from the Top 100 Wineries of 2019.

BWW Review: ORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE'S at Carnegie Hall with Beatrice Rana, piano Photo BWW Review: ORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE'S at Carnegie Hall with Beatrice Rana, piano
by Joanna Barouch - Oct 21, 2019

A Baroque composer, albeit the most important of his time (or of all time, as many are of the opinion) on the same program as a Romantic composer, one of the plethora of musical innovators of the 19th century? How could such music possibly be of interest?

Review Roundup: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR and NABUCCO at Dorset Opera Festival Photo Review Roundup: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR and NABUCCO at Dorset Opera Festival
by Alan Henry - Aug 22, 2019

Lucia di Lammermoor and Nabucco are now playing at Dorset Opera Festival! What did the critics think? Read all the reviews!

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: THE SORRIES, Quaker Meeting House Photo EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: THE SORRIES, Quaker Meeting House
by Fraser MacDonald - Aug 7, 2019

The show is more of a natural extension of The Corries rather than just a tribute to the band, as the songs and stories are always evolving. From the song collections of Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott to the much more modern Green Fields of France, The Sorries' setlist cannot fail to impress.

Rising Opera Stars Kick Off Season With Merola Schwabacher Summer Concert Photo Rising Opera Stars Kick Off Season With Merola Schwabacher Summer Concert
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2019

San Francisco's acclaimed Merola Opera Program, one of the most prestigious and selective opera training programs in the world, commences its 62nd season with a showcase of the program's rising stars in the Schwabacher Summer Concert. A jaded courtesan longing for true love, star-crossed lovers, a comic marriage, a deal with the devil, and brothers separated at birth all take the stage as Merola's talented young artists bring some of opera's most exciting moments to life by performing scenes from La rondine, Lucia di Lammermoor, Die schweigsame Frau, Faust, and Il trovatore.

US Premiere Of THE HARROWING OF HELL Announced At American Theatre Of Actors Photo US Premiere Of THE HARROWING OF HELL Announced At American Theatre Of Actors
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 28, 2019

Sometime in the 13th century, an anonymous author wrote a short play detailing the events of the Harrowing of Hell, when, after dying, Jesus went to Hell to rescue all the prophets imprisoned there.  This play, one of the first ever written in English, was so popular it survives in multiple sources, but has never been performed in the United States.  Newly translated into modern English, you may see this play in April at the American Theatre of Actors.  In it, Jesus, vanquishes Satan, and then goes on to release Adam, Eve, and others from their hellish imprisonment.  

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