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Meetings in your area are arranged to help you better enjoy Scottish Opera's performances.  They are open to members and non-members alike, and you will be made welcome at any meeting if you let the organisers have advance warning!

Angus Opera group on Saunday 3 March will be hearing another episode in the Story of opera- Grand Opera from Olive Duncan, in Edzell Church Hall at 2.30pm. For further information, contact Mrs Margaret Taylor (secretary), Lundie Home Farm Cottage, Menmuir, Brechin DD9 7QW telephone 01356 647351 e-mail margaret@lundiecottage.wanado.co.uk

Forth Valley branch on Sunday March 10 at 2.30 will be hearing about The Flying Dutchman from Derek Watson. Meetings are held in the Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling. Entrance £5 (£6 guests, £1 students)  For further information contact Elise Macrae on 01786 474260 or e-mailmacraefernbank@btinternet.com

Grampian branch on Wednesday 27 March at 8pm will be hearing about Mussorgsky v Tchaikovsky with Alan Cooper and Ian McLennan at Rubsislaw Church Centre.  For further information contact Jennifer Risk on 01224 586972

Lothian and Borders branch on Saturday 9 March at 2.30 hosts the talk The Flying Dutchman from noted Wagnerian Derek Watson. Meet in the Founders Room, Edinburgh Festival Theatre.  Admission £5, including tea/coffee and biscuits.  For further details contact Ian Hogarth, 9 Blinkbonny Road, Edinburgh on 0131 332 1503 or Christine Lumsden on 0131 337 3644 e-mail Christinaclumsden@gmail.com

Perthshire branch  At 2.30pm on Sunday 3 March at the Royal George Hotel, Perth, baritone Andrew McTaggart, Scottish Opera Emerging Artist will be the guest.  And on Sunday 24 March, a lunch to mark the 50th anniversary of Scottish Opera is to be held with guest Donald Mazwell. For further information contact Mrs Marjorie Bourne, 6 Skye Crescent, Crieff PH7 3FB on 01764 650822 e-mail marjoriebourne@hotmail.com

Strathclyde branch Study Day on Saturday 2 March concerns The Flying Dutchman and will be led by noted musicologist and Wagnerian Derek Watson. Held in Scottish Opera's headquarters, Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow from 10.30am to around 3.30pm. Tickets cost £22.50 which includes a soup and sandwich lunch and a glass of wine/soft drink, and should be booked directly with Mrs Anne Higgine, Friends of Scottish Opera 39 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow G2 4PT telephone 0141 242 0599 (office hours) by the Monday preceding each Study Day.

Tayside branch are meeting on Friday 8 March at 7.30 to hear Scottish Opera's stage manager , John Duncan on Managing the Stage. Then on Friday 22 March at 7.30 the branch meets to hear Writs at the Savoy, or a Judge tries Gilbert and Sullivan by Douglas Risk.

Both meetings take place in the Common Room, Chaplaincy Centre, Dundee University. For further information and to book a buffet supper at 6.30pm before any of the meetings, please contact David Muir Wood on d.muirwood@dundee.ac.uk (telephone 01382 370685) or Penny Anderson at penny.anderson@blueyonder.co.uk (telephone 01382 225067)  Meetings cost £2 or £10 including supper, with wine available.

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