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Opera Highlights 2018Scottish Opera

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This September, Scottish Opera’s hugely popular Opera Highlights tour kicks off with four singers and a pianist journeying to 17 venues the length and breadth of Scotland, from Wick in the north to Dumfries in the south, as well as the Inner and Outer Hebrides.

The Autumn tour begins on 20 September in Giffnock before heading to Ayr, Drumnadrochit, Wick, Forres, Ullapool, Stornoway, Portree, Lanark, Helensburgh, Dundee, Inverurie, Laurencekirk, Perth, Dumfries, Musselburgh and St Andrews. 

Opera Highlights features an operatic playlist from much-loved and lesser-known composers, curated by Scottish Opera’s Head of Music Derek Clark. It includes favourites from Mozart and Donizetti linked by new compositions by Scottish Opera Composer in Residence Samuel Bordoli, who was recently nominated in the ‘One to Watch’ category at the Sunday Herald Culture Awards.

 Music Director/Pianist Jonathon Swinard is joined by Scottish Opera Emerging Artist soprano Sofia Troncoso, who will sing the role of Papagena in the Company’s production of The Magic Flute next year; mezzo soprano Sarah Champion; tenor Richard Pinkstone and baritone Dawid Kimberg.

 Director Daisy Evans said: ‘This evening of opera highlights conjures drama as the singers take us on a wild journey through betrayal, pain, misplaced love and home truths, revealing the intense world of opera piece by piece.’

Scottish Opera’s General Director, Alex Reedijk, said: ‘Touring Scotland has been at the heart of what we do for over 30 years 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. This combination of wonderful music from across the world of opera, terrific voices and a creative staging by Daisy Evans will ensure that our audiences will have an enjoyable night out!’

Performance DatesOpera Highlights 2018

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Eastwood Park Theatre | Giffnock, Glasgow

20 Sep, 19.30

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr | Ayr

22 Sep, 19.30

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Craigmonie Centre | Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire

25 Sep, 19.30

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Wick High School | Wick, Caithness

27 Sep, 19.30

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Town Hall, Forres | Forres

30 Sep, 19.30

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Macphail Theatre | Ullapool

2 Oct, 19.30

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An Lanntair | Stornoway, Lewis

4 Oct, 19.30

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Aros Centre, Portree | Portree, Isle of Skye

6 Oct, 19.30

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Memorial Hall, Lanark | Lanark

9 Oct, 19.30

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Victoria Halls, Helensburgh | Helensburgh

11 Oct, 19.30

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Gardyne Theatre | Dundee

13 Oct, 19.30

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Town Hall, Inverurie | Inverurie

16 Oct, 19.30

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Mearns Academy | Laurencekirk

18 Oct, 19.30

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Perth Theatre | Perth

20 Oct, 19.45

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Theatre Royal, Dumfries | Dumfries

23 Oct, 19.30

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Brunton Theatre | Musselburgh, East Lothian

25 Oct, 19.30

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Byre Theatre | St Andrews

27 Oct, 15.00

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