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, you can find out more at Opera Unwrapped – a free hour-long taster that gives an insight into our shows and how they are created.
Presented from the stage at each venue, 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.
The Mikado Unwrapped
Theatre Royal Glasgow | Wed 11 May 6pm
Eden Court, Inverness | Wed 18 May 6pm
His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Wed 25 May 6pm
Festival Theatre Edinburgh | Sat 4 Jun 2.30pm
Grand Opera House, Belfast | Sat 11 Jun 2.30pm
The Marriage of Figaro Unwrapped
Glasgow Wed 19 Oct 6pm
Aberdeen Fri 28 Oct 6pm
Inverness Fri 4 Nov 6pm
Edinburgh Thu 10 Nov 6pm
Pelléas and Mélisande Unwrapped
Glasgow Tue 28 Feb 6pm
Edinburgh Wed 8 Mar 6pm
Bluebeard's Castle & The 8th Door Unwrapped
Glasgow Wed 29 Mar 6pm
Edinburgh Thu 6 Apr 6pm
La bohème Unwrapped
Glasgow Thu 11 May 6pm
Aberdeen Fri 26 May 6pm
Edinburgh Thu 1 Jun 6pm Inverness Wed 14 Jun 6pm
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. Limited availability.
Theatre Royal Glasgow Sat 7 May 6pm
Eden Court, Inverness Sat 21 May 6pm
His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen Sat 28 May 6pm
Festival Theatre Edinburgh Sat 4 Jun 6pm