Founded back in 1968, what was originally Edinburgh University Opera Club formed under the guidance of University professors and lecturers. Its aim was much as it is now, to perform high standard opera. The first performance was a UK premiere of Monteverdi’s opera L’Orfeo. In the last 37 years, the society has undergone much change. For some time now the society has been run by students alone with great success. Also, the society has changed its name throughout the years finally ending up with its present name: Edinburgh Studio Opera (ESO).
The Society aims to involve as many students as possible not only in the running and organisation, but also from the creative, production and technical sides of things. As far as possible we like to involve students in the direction and musical direction, although this is sometimes difficult with the latter as many students have little experience of opera. This is why we try where possible to have a young professional directors and musical directors taking overall responsibility for the production. The opportunity to work with professional artists is invaluable experience for our members, provides a richer final production for the audience, and helps further young professionals’ career paths.
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