Free Events

 

 

 
Widen your opera experience with in-depth talks, pop-up shows and back-stage insights. 

 

Whether you're new to opera or an old hand, we have a free event to help enhance your enjoyment of our productions. Choose from Opera Unwrapped, our Pre-show talks, or our A Little Bit of... series.

 


 
Opera Unwrapped 

 

Opera Unwrapped is a free hour-long taster that gives you the chance to see what the shows we stage are all about.

 

Presented from the set of each production, our Unwrapped events involve singers, back-stage crew and The Orchestra of Scottish Opera. You'll hear highlights from the music and be introduced to the principal characters from the opera, the plot and some key scenes.  You'll also find out more about the props, costumes, lighting and direction, as well as some of the theatrical secrets behind the production. 

 

Tickets are free but should be reserved by calling the Box Office at your chosen venue.

  

La Cenerentola Unwrapped

Theatre Royal Glasgow Wed 22 Oct 6pm

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen Fri 31 Oct 6pm

Eden Court, Inverness Wed 5 Nov 6pm

Festival Theatre Edinburgh Fri 14 Nov 6pm
 

Orfeo and Euridice Unwrapped

Theatre Royal Glasgow Tue 24 Feb 6pm

Festival Theatre Edinburgh Wed 4 Mar 6pm

 

Jenůfa Unwrapped

Theatre Royal Glasgow Fri 10 Apr 6pm

Festival Theatre Edinburgh Fri 17 Apr 6pm

 

Il trovatore Unwrapped

Theatre Royal Glasgow Mon 11 May 6pm

Festival Theatre Edinburgh Fri 22 May 6pm

Eden Court, Inverness Fri 5 Jun 6pm

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen Fri 12 Jun 6pm

 

 


Pre-show talks

 

Want to know even more about the opera you’re going to see? Look out for a performance with a Pre-show talk. These free half-hour talks delve deeper into the opera, enhancing your enjoyment and extending your knowledge of the piece.

 

Tickets are free but should be reserved by calling the Box Office at your chosen venue. 

 

La Cenerentola

Theatre Royal Glasgow Sun 19 Oct 2.45pm

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen Sat 1 Nov 6pm

Eden Court, Inverness Sat 8 Nov 2.45pm

Festival Theatre Edinburgh Sun16 Nov 2.45pm

 

Inés de Castro

Theatre Royal Glasgow Sat 24 Jan 6pm

Festival Theatre Edinburgh Sat 31 Jan 6pm

 

Orfeo ed Euridice

Theatre Royal Glasgow Sat 28 Feb 6pm

Festival Theatre Edinburgh Sat 18 Apr 6pm

 

Jenůfa

Theatre Royal Glasgow Sat 11 Apr 6pm

Festival Theatre Edinburgh Sat 18 Apr 6pm

 

Il trovatore

Theatre Royal Glasgow Sun 17 May 2.45pm

Festival Theatre Edinburgh Sat 30 May 6pm

Eden Court, Inverness Sat 6 Jun 6pm

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen Sat 13 Jun 6pm

 

 


 A Little Bit of… 

 

A Little Bit of…takes opera out of the theatre, with shows we perform in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Aberdeen cleverly re-written into lively 20-minute versions. Based on a form of Japanese storyetelling the stories unfold to a series of colourful illustrations, brought to life by a storyteller, singer and two instrumentalists.  Look out for A Little Bit of Madama Butterfly this month in bookshops, cafés and community venues near you. Later this season be sure to check out A Little Bit of Cenerentola and A Little Bit of Il trovatore.