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The Scotsman     

          “Scottish Opera hired Lliam in 2014 as an Emerging Artist ‘Composer in Residence’, working full time as a composer was a dream job and he has his own office in Scottish Opera’s Glasgow Head Quarters. The 8th Door was his biggest commission, he also writes for Scottish Opera’s touring company including ‘Touching Eden’ and in 2017 wrote BambinO an opera for babies aged 6 -18 months, the libretto written by Lliam is for two singers and two musicians and premiered at The Manchester International Festival in 2017 and continued a sold out run at The Edinburgh Fringe and in Glasgow with more news to follow as it is expected to tour Internationally.”

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The Telegraph
 

            “Paterson is only in his mid twenties, and perhaps still finding his way, but there are ideas here that suggest that he has more than craft and facility. His a name to remember.”  

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The Guardian

          “Scottish Opera commissioned a new work from the young Aberdonian Lliam Paterson (b1991), composer in residence since 2014. His cantata, The 8th Door, makes a potent, if not quite balanced, double bill. Working closely with Lenton, Paterson has used Hungarian poems, translated by the Scottish poet Edwin Morgan, to make a mind drama between two lovers.” 

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The Scotsman

          “Lliam Paterson’s score blends the two aforementioned voices with cello and percussion, with the opposing vocal sounds prompting plenty of surprised faces.”

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The Guardian

         “Flowing arpeggios and snatches of melody at times echo baroque opera but BambinO has its own, mercurial character... Rarely has innocent pleasure felt so vital. BravO Scottish Opera” 

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The Herald

    “Paterson’s score is demanding and very clever, with nods to the operatic canon that parents can enjoy and a libretto that is a clever mix of the evocatively wordless, real Italian, and knowing pastiche”

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