We are delighted to celebrate the beginning of the 60th Anniversary of Scottish Opera and unveil our 2022/23 Season, our first full season announcement in over three years!

To mark our Anniversary, we bring opera to over 60 communities across all points of the compass around Scotland.  Please take a look in our brochure to see what’s coming up. When will you be joining us?

Highlights of the Season include the Scottish Opera premiere of Puccini’s Il trittico (the three one-act operas Il tabarro, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi) in a dramatic new production directed by Sir David McVicar, opening in March 2023. We also present the first fully-staged UK production of Ainadamar by visionary Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov and acclaimed American librettist David Henry Hwang. Directed by Deborah Colker, opera meets the world of flamenco dance and song. To conclude the Season, John Fulljames directs a fresh interpretation of Bizet's Carmen, sung in English.

Before all this, continue with our revival of Sir Thomas Allen’s Don Giovanni, which has already received 4 star reviews from critics after opening in Glasgow on 15 May, which now tours to Inverness, Aberdeen and Edinburgh, with a performance at Festival Theatre Edinburgh marking the official date of the Company’s 60th Birthday on 5 June. In August, join us as we stage a fun and inventive new outdoor promenade production of Bernstein’s Candide as part of this year’s Live at No. 40, featuring a community chorus and working in partnership with Maryhill Integration Network, a really important organisation in our community in North Glasgow that brings migrants, asylum seekers and local inhabitants together through art.

Over 11,000 audience members were cheered by our outdoor Pop-up Opera tour in 2021, and the team are back on the road this summer, with booking open now! Opera Highlights returns for two tours, and we celebrate one of the true masters of opera with The Verdi Collection around Scotland, along with performances of Massenet’s Thérèse in Perth and Haddington.

Scottish Opera Young Company presents a new commission and world premiere Rubble in July, a poignant new commission with lyrics by Johnny McKnight and music by Gareth Williams. We also make magical music theatre for wee ones – BambinO is a five-star hit not to be missed!

General booking opens on Tuesday 31 May. Become a Friend of Scottish Opera to access priority booking from Tuesday 24 May and 20% off tickets. Sign up by Monday 30 May for a Friends membership from £45 a year to get the best seats in the house before general booking opens.