Opera Scotland

Essential Scottish Opera

Tours by decade

1990s - 1 tour

1998 - Scottish Opera
Concert of Excerpts

2000s - 2 tours

2004 - Scottish Opera
Concert performance
2005 - Scottish Opera
Fully Staged with Orchestra

Tours by location

Scotland, UK - 50 entries

1998 - Scottish Opera
Haddington
1998 - Scottish Opera
Stranraer, Wigtownshire
1998 - Scottish Opera
Broadford, Isle of Skye
1998 - Scottish Opera
Forres
1998 - Scottish Opera
Aboyne, Aberdeenshire
1998 - Scottish Opera
Dundee
1998 - Scottish Opera
Dornoch
1998 - Scottish Opera
Huntly
1998 - Scottish Opera
Oban, Argyll
1998 - Scottish Opera
Cumbernauld
1998 - Scottish Opera
Kirkcaldy
1998 - Scottish Opera
Greenock
1998 - Scottish Opera
Giffnock, Glasgow
1998 - Scottish Opera
Irvine
1998 - Scottish Opera
Selkirk, Borders
2004 - Scottish Opera
Ayr
2004 - Scottish Opera
Stranraer, Wigtownshire
2004 - Scottish Opera
Biggar
2004 - Scottish Opera
Jedburgh
2004 - Scottish Opera
Castle Douglas
2004 - Scottish Opera
Dunkeld
2004 - Scottish Opera
Kingussie
2004 - Scottish Opera
Peterhead, Aberdeenshire
2004 - Scottish Opera
Aboyne, Aberdeenshire
2004 - Scottish Opera
Kirkwall, Orkney
2004 - Scottish Opera
Ardross, Ross-shire
2004 - Scottish Opera
Findhorn
2004 - Scottish Opera
Ballachulish, Argyll
2004 - Scottish Opera
Livingstone
2004 - Scottish Opera
Ullapool
2004 - Scottish Opera
Thurso, Caithness
2004 - Scottish Opera
Kilconquhar
2004 - Scottish Opera
Greenock
2004 - Scottish Opera
Musselburgh, East Lothian
2004 - Scottish Opera
Airdrie
2005 - Scottish Opera
Dundee
2005 - Scottish Opera
Huntly
2005 - Scottish Opera
Strontian
2005 - Scottish Opera
Portree, Isle of Skye
2005 - Scottish Opera
Lochcarron, Ross-shire
2005 - Scottish Opera
Tarbert
2005 - Scottish Opera
Bowmore, Islay
2005 - Scottish Opera
Musselburgh, East Lothian
2005 - Scottish Opera
Largs, Ayrshire
2005 - Scottish Opera
Castle Douglas
2005 - Scottish Opera
Livingstone
2005 - Scottish Opera
Beauly
2005 - Scottish Opera
Thurso, Caithness
2005 - Scottish Opera
Dunkeld
2005 - Scottish Opera
Peebles

Essential Scottish Opera was billed as 'A concert tour of opera highlights' - an annual event in which the company sent a team of four young singers on an extensive circuit of the Highlands and Islands. Some remote lowland venues would also be included.

The team consisted usually of soprano, mezzo, tenor and baritone, with a young pianist to accompany and provide occasional guidance. The programme, an enterprising blend of light and serious, familiar and unfamiliar, was put together by Scottish Opera's Head of Music, Derek Clark. The performers were given further help in projecting the various dramas by a talented young director, frequently an operatic novice.

These tours were invariably highly entertaining and gave residents in remote parts of the country a tantalising glimpse of what they might be missing in the big cities.

The Cast

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