Opera Highlights

Touring Scotland Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020

Supported by The Friends of Scottish Opera

Motherwell Theatre

Motherwell

Thu 12 Sep

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The Albert Halls

Stirling

Sat 14 Sep

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Stonehaven Town Hall

Stonehaven

Tue 17 Sep

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Duthac Centre

Tain

Thu 19 Sep

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The Macphail Centre

Ullapool

Sat 21 Sep

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Motherwell Theatre

Motherwell

Thu 12 Sep

On Sale Soon

The Albert Halls

Stirling

Sat 14 Sep

On Sale Soon

Stonehaven Town Hall

Stonehaven

Tue 17 Sep

On Sale Soon

Duthac Centre

Tain

Thu 19 Sep

On Sale Soon

The Macphail Centre

Ullapool

Sat 21 Sep

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An Lanntair

Stornoway

Tue 24 Sep

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Aros Centre

Portree

Thu 26 Sep

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The Corran Halls

Oban

Sat 28 Sep

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Volunteer Hall, Galashiels

Galashiels

Tue 1 Oct

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Perth Theatre

Perth

Thu 3 Oct

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Carnegie Hall

Dunfermline

Sat 5 Oct

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Thurso High School

Thurso

Tue 8 Oct

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Orkney Theatre

Kirkwall

Thu 10 Oct

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Haddo House

Ellon

Sat 12 Oct

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Ryan Centre

Stranraer

Tue 15 Oct

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Beacon Arts Centre

Greenock

Thu 17 Oct

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The Brunton

Musselburgh

Sat 19 Oct

On Sale Soon

Each year, Opera Highlights takes four singers out and about around Scotland, travelling the highways and byways by land, air and sea, to bring a musical mix of operatic treasures to venues the length and breadth of the country. 

This Season, the show is visiting 34 venues over Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020, and is packed with operatic classics and must-hear rarities, once again curated by Scottish Opera's Head of Music Derek Clark. Mozart, Rossini and Donizetti rub shoulders with Gilbert & Sullivan and a new piece by Scottish Opera Composer in Residence Samuel Bordoli.

Roxana Haines (Edgar 2018) directs two casts of fresh, new talent, including Scottish Opera’s Emerging Artist singers for 2019/20–soprano Charlie Drummond, former young artist at the National Opera Studio; baritone Mark Nathan, recent graduate from the Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland; and baritone Arthur Bruce, a former member of Scottish Opera Young Company, who also recently graduated from the RCS Opera School.

'A splendid evening, beautiful music with verve and humour. And on our doorstep! I'd go again at the drop of a hat.' Audience member 2018

Autumn 2019: 12 Sep to 19 Oct - Tickets on sale Summer 2019
Touring to Motherwell, Stirling, Stonehaven, Tain, Ullapool, Stornoway, Portree, Oban, Galashiels, Perth, Dunfermline, Thurso, Kirkwall, Ellon, Stranraer, Greenock and Musselburgh. 

Spring  2020: 4 Feb to 14 Mar - Tickets on sale Winter 2019 
Touring to Bathgate, Birnam, Markinch, Campbeltown, Bowmore, Arrochar, Bunessan, Arisaig, Beauly, Cumnock, Castle Douglas, Callander, Lerwick, Peebles, Fochabers, Alford and Rutherglen. 

 

 

Cast & Creative Team

Soprano
Charlie Drummond*
*Scottish Opera Emerging Artist 2019/20

Mezzo-soprano
Martha Jones

Tenor
Alex Bevan

Baritone
Mark Nathan*
*Scottish Opera Emerging Artist 2019/20

Director
Roxana Haines

Music Director/Pianist
Ian Shaw