Opera Highlights

Touring Scotland Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020

Supported by The Friends of Scottish Opera

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

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