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Scottish Opera unveils 50th anniversary season
The company will celebrate with 11 major shows spread across 133 performances in 63 venues.
They include Mozart's The Magic Flute, directed by Sir Thomas Allen and designed by Simon Higlett, and the first production of Massenet's Werther on the Scottish stage since 1986.
Wagner's 200th anniversary will also be celebrated with a new production of The Flying Dutchman, directed by Harry Fehr.
Scottish Opera general director Alex Reedijk said it was a momentous year for the company.
He said: "For 50 years the company has been dedicated to bringing imaginative opera productions to the very doorsteps of the people of Scotland.
"This anniversary season celebrates our unique position in the world of opera, with a powerful combination of high-quality opera, new productions, nationwide touring, world premieres of newly commissioned operas and successful education initiatives."
The celebration begins on June 5 2012. The anniversary of Scottish Opera's first performance will be marked with a concert of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci at Glasgow's City Halls.
Four new operas will come to Edinburgh International Festival: three world premieres and a Scottish premiere.
They include The Lady From The Sea, based on the Ibsen play, a collaboration between author Zoe Strachan and Scottish film composer Craig Armstrong. It tells the story of Ellida, the daughter of a lighthouse-keeper who must choose between her duty to her husband and her desire to follow the call of the sea.