This is the home theater for the ambitious, well-respected Scottish Opera, as well as the recently ascendant Scottish Ballet. The Royal also hosts visiting companies from around the world. Called somewhat exaggeratedly by the Daily Telegraph, "the most beautiful opera theater in the kingdom," the auditorium does offer splendid Victorian plasterwork and some glittering chandeliers. However, it's not the decor but the daunting repertoire -- Wagner's Ring cycle, La Bohème, or Don Giovanni -- that traditionally has attracted operagoers.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Highly Recommended 2010