The Tsar Has His Photograph Taken

Scottish Opera Young Company present this brand new production of Weill's absurd, satirical comedy asking questions about identity, power – and just how dangerous a camera can be.

The Tsar Has His Photograph Taken

About The Tsar Has His Photograph Taken

31st Jul 2021 to 1st Aug 2021
Saturday 7pm / Sunday 4pm
Scottish Opera Production Studios
Edington Street, Glasgow West End G4 9RD
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One unassuming afternoon, photographer Angele receives a phone call telling her the Tsar is on his way to have his photograph taken. But who invited him? Why is the ruler of a whole country coming to see her?

Although they don’t know it yet, the Tsar and Angele are both about to get caught up in a very tangled assassination attempt, as bungling conspirators swap the cassette in the camera for a bullet and try to take down the Tsar by any (ridiculous) means necessary.

The Tsar Has His Photograph Taken will be presented by the Scottish Opera Young Company, alongside professional singers and players, directed by Scottish Opera Staff Director Roxana Haines (La bohème 2020), designed by Anna Orton (La bohème 2020), and conducted by Scottish Opera Young Company Artistic Director Chris Gray.

Supported by: Hugh Fraser Foundation, John S Cohen Foundation, Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust, The Carntyne Trust, The Russell Trust, Hope Scott Trust, MEB Charitable Trust, The Jennie S Gordon Memorial Foundation and Scottish Opera’s Education Angels.

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