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Plans for Opera Highlights

Posted 12 Jul 2017

Scottish Opera’s hugely popular Opera Highlights tour kicks off in September, travelling to smaller, more remote venues the length and breadth of Scotland.

Travelling to 17 venues across the country from 21 September to 28 October, the Autumn tour visits Musselburgh, Markinch, Arisaig, Portree, Stornoway, Lochinver, Carrbridge, Findhorn, Cove, Peebles, Stranraer, Campbeltown, Bowmore, Benderloch, Langholm, Greenock and East Kilbride.

Derek Clark, Scottish Opera’s Head of Music, has curated an extremely varied programme including favourites from Rossini’s Barber of Seville, Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers, as well as lesser known gems rarely performed on the Scottish stage.

 Opera Highlights will also feature the world premiere of a work created especially for the tour by Samuel Bardoli, Scottish Opera’s new Emerging Artist Composer in Residence. With something for everyone, from opera first timers to seasoned fans, Opera Highlights promises an intimate performance of great music.

Alex Reedijk, Scottish Opera’s General Director said: ‘Touring Scotland is at the heart of what we do and Opera Highlights is the perfect show to take to smaller and more remote communities around the country as it truly has something for everyone. We are thrilled to have Jack Furness back with us to direct this production which will travel to 17 venues in Autumn. His 2016 Opera Highlights tour was a hit with audiences, and his imaginative approach will no doubt bring out the best in this year’s fabulous young cast.’

 This Season, Scottish Opera’s Opera Highlights tour will be travelling around Scotland twice. The Autumn leg of the tour will be followed by a further 14-date tour in Spring 2018, with a brand new cast aboard the trusty minibus. More details will be available on the Scottish Opera website in the coming months

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