Pop-Up Opera 2019

Perth Festival of the Arts

Perth

Sat 25 May

Book Tickets

Logan Botanic Garden

Stranraer

Fri 31 May

Book Tickets

Crawick Multiverse

Sanquhar

Sat 1 Jun

Book Tickets

Gavinburn Primary School

Old Kilpatrick

Wed 5 Jun to Thu 6 Jun

Book Tickets

Cowan Park

Barrhead

Fri 7 Jun

Book Tickets

Perth Festival of the Arts

Perth

Sat 25 May

Book Tickets

Logan Botanic Garden

Stranraer

Fri 31 May

Book Tickets

Crawick Multiverse

Sanquhar

Sat 1 Jun

Book Tickets

Gavinburn Primary School

Old Kilpatrick

Wed 5 Jun to Thu 6 Jun

Book Tickets

Cowan Park

Barrhead

Fri 7 Jun

Book Tickets

Rouken Glen Park

Giffnock

Sat 8 Jun

Book Tickets

Borders Book Festival

Melrose

Thu 13 Jun to Fri 14 Jun

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Archerfield Walled Garden

North Berwick

Sat 15 Jun to Sun 16 Jun

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McLaren Leisure Centre

Callander

Sat 22 Jun

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Fluthers Car Park

Cupar

Sun 23 Jun

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Banff Primary School

Banff

Tue 25 Jun

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Aboyne & Deeside Festival

Aboyne

Thu 27 Jun

Book Tickets

Haddington Show

East Fortune

Sat 29 Jun

Book Tickets

Scottish Canal Festival

Glasgow

Sat 20 Jul

Book Tickets

Pop-up Opera is back on the road in 2019 with three brilliant shows for audiences of all ages. Performed in a specially adapted trailer, each performance is brought to life by a storyteller, two singers, musicians and a series of colourful illustrations. A Little Bit of The Magic Flute and A Little Bit of Iolanthe are cleverly rewritten 25-minute versions of the full operas, while Puffy McPuffer and the Crabbit Canals has been created specifically for 5 to 8 year olds.

A Little Bit of IolantheGilbert & Sullivan arr. Derek Clark
Supported by The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust 

Iolanthe is banished by the Fairy Queen for marrying a mortal. Now, 25 years later, two worlds again collide when her son announces he’s in love. Unfortunately, his beloved is a popular girl and he has some serious competition… Light-hearted satire at its best, Iolanthe is full of fun.

A Little Bit of The Magic Flute │Mozart arr. Derek Clark │Translation Kit Hesketh-Harvey 

Tamino is in love with Pamina, the daughter of the mysterious Queen of the Night. When she is abducted, he sets off to rescue her but soon realises all is not quite as it seems. A beguiling mix of comedy, fantasy and pantomime, The Magic Flute is also a profound story of the search for love, wisdom and truth.

Puffy McPuffer and the Crabbit Canals │Music Marion Christie Words Allan Dunn│For kids aged 5 to 8 

 A tale of the five waterways that link Scotland from the North Sea to the Atlantic. Like most families, each one is different: Caledonian – the longest; Crinan – the most beautiful; hard-working Monklands; Union – the fastest; wise old Forth & Clyde. Each one thinks they’re the best. Can an ordinary little puffer boat make them think again?

The Pop-Up Opera trailer will be on the road from 24 May to 21 July 2019, with tour dates including: Perth Festival of the Arts, Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival, Old Kilpatrick, Barrhead, Giffnock, Borders Book Festival, Dirleton, Callander, Cupar Arts EDEN, Aboyne & Deeside Festival, Haddington Show and Glasgow Canal Festival. 

Pop-Up Opera is supported by The Cross Trust and The Thomson Trust

Cast & Creative Team

Sopranos
Jessica Leary & Charlotte Hoather

Baritone
Aidan Edwards

Storyteller
Ross Stenhouse

Accordion
Lizy Stirrat

Harp
Sharron Griffiths & Gwen Yorke

Flute
Laura Cioffi