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Scottish Opera - The Makropulos Affair

Scottish Opera - The Makropulos Affair

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Theatre Royal Glasgow
Sat 15 Feb - Sat 22 Feb 2025
Opera
2 hours 20 minutes
incl. interval
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Hailed as an ‘unmissable triumph’ (The Telegraph) and nominated for a 2022 Southbank Sky Arts Award, this co-production of Janáček’s mature masterpiece returns to Scottish Opera in its first full staging since 1993.

Theatre Royal Glasgow

Sat 15 Feb - Sat 22 Feb 2025
282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
2 hours 20 minutes incl. interval
Wed and Sat at 19:15
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Emilia Marty is a stylish, enigmatic diva with a secret. For over three centuries, she has lived many lives, in a quest to become a great opera singer. Emilia - also known as Enila Makropulos, or simply E.M. - captivates minds and hearts along her journey through time and across Europe. Her existence raises questions of science and nature, reality and fantasy, and life and death. But as the elixir she was given begins to lose its power, the secrets of her lives and loves begin to come to light. She can no longer escape from these essential human tensions.

Scottish Opera - The Makropulos Affair

Olivia Fuchs’ ‘emotionally driven direction’ (The Telegraph) is supported by Nicola Turner’s multi-layered, poetic designs. Sung in English, Orla Boylan (Marx in London! 2024) leads as Emilia Marty, with Brad Cooper (Daphne 2023) as Albert Gregor. Joining them are Henry Waddington (Greek 2018) as Doctor Kolenatý, and Mark Le Brocq (Nixon in China 2020) as Vitek. The Orchestra of Scottish Opera, conducted Martyn Brabbins, brings out every dramatic nuance.

Olivia Fuchs’s new production convinces me that this is Janáček’s most powerful and innovative, if not greatest, stage work
- The Arts Desk

Sung in English with English supertitles. Translation by David Pountney.

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There is also a pre-show Touch Tour available. Specially-created for audience members with a visual impairment, Touch Tours give the chance to experience the set, props and costumes close up. To book, please contact the ATG ticketing team at [email protected]

Cast & Creatives

Conductor - Martyn Brabbins

Director - Olivia Fuchs

Designer - Nicola Turner

Lighting Designer - Robbie Butler

Video Designer - Sam Sharples

Emilia Marty - Orla Boylan

Albert Gregor - Brad Cooper

Doctor Kolenatý - Henry Waddington

Vitek - Mark Le Brocq

Kristina - Catriona Hewitson

Baron Jaroslav Prus - Roland Wood

Janek Prus - Michael Lafferty

Count Hauk-Šendorf - Alasdair Elliott

Stage Technician - Edward Jowle

The Orchestra of Scottish Opera

The Chorus of The Makropulos Affair

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What the critics say

- The Telegraph
- Bachtrack
- The Guardian

Theatre Royal Glasgow

282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
Glasgow Queen Street
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times. Theatre Royal Glasgow is cashless in Box Office, all our bars, kiosks and for merchandise.
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Opened in 1867, Theatre Royal Glasgow went through two fires before the turn of the century. Standing tall through thick and thin, the theatre has since presented a wide variety of productions covering all genres, including residents Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet. Featuring a Victorian auditorium, Theatre Royal presents first class entertainment.

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Theatre Royal Glasgow

Sat 15 Feb - Sat 22 Feb 2025
282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
2 hours 20 minutes incl. interval
Wed and Sat at 19:15
For group bookings of 10 or more:
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Better access to tickets via priority booking and ringfenced seats
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