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Friends of Scottish Opera February 2020Scottish Opera

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Any of these meetings of the Friends are open to members and guests; prospective members are welcome at any time. Just contact your local branch through the details given, or contact the Friends Manager, Anne Higgins, at Scottish Opera's head office at Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow on 0141 248 4567.

Amongst the privileges of Friends is the chance to book free entry to the dress rehearsal of the main stage performance, subject to having bought a ticket for later in the run of performances. 

Saturday 15 February 7pm dress rehearsal Nixon in China at Glasgow Theatre Royal

One or two tickets for individual/joint supporters who already hold tickets for the performance.  Free but must be booked in advance.


Lunch and Listen at Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, 13-29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9FT

Sat 29 February 12.30pm £20 per person including buffet lunch with wine

Forth Valley

Forth Valley Branch meetings take place monthly at 2.30pm in the Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling (except the Spring lunch) until April. Entrance £5 (£1 students) or book all meetings for £30

For further details, contact Elise Macrae on 01786 822 128 or e-mail macraefernbank@btinternet.com

Sunday 16 February  Iain Fraser on Carl Rosa and the Carl Rosa Opera Company

Thu 20 February coach trip to see Nixon in China at Glasgow Theatre Royal

Performance starts at 19.15 - contact Elise Macrae for details

Glasgow Emerging Artists in Concert in the Balcony foyer, Theatre Royal, Glasgow at 3pm Sunday 2 February. £25 per person, including drinks and nibbles,  Charlie Drummond (soprano), Arthur Bruce (baritone) and Mark Nathan (baritone), accompanied by Michael Papadopoulos (piano).


Perthshire branch meetings take place in the Royal George Hotel, Tay Street, Perth PH1 5LD on Sunday afternoons at 2.30pm.  Entrance £8 (or book all four meetings for £25), including tea, coffee or a glass of wine or soft drink.  For information, contact Mrs Nessie Newstead on 01764 652359 or e-mail nessie.newstead@btinternet.com.

Sunday 16 February Stuart Stratford, Music Director, Scottish Opera


Tayside branch meetings take place on Fridays at 7.30pm in the Common Room, Chaplaincy Centre, Dundee University (except 8 December and 4 May).  For further information and to book a buffet supper at 6.30pm before any of the meetings, please contact David Robb on 01382 456916 or e-mail therobbs@blueyonder.co.uk; or Penny Anderson on 01382 225067 or e-mail penny_anderson@blueyonder.co.uk.

Friday 28 February  Neil Jones on "Opera: An Operatic Journey"

Meeting cost £2 or £10 including supper (£12 with wine)

Performance DatesFriends of Scottish Opera February 2020

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

2 Feb, 15.00 15 Feb, 19.00

Royal George Hotel | Perth

16 Feb, 14.30

Smith Art Gallery and Museum | Stirling

16 Feb, 14.30

Chaplaincy Centre, Dundee | Dundee

28 Feb, 19.30

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

29 Feb, 12.30

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