Scottish Opera

Live in South Lanarkshire

Commissioned by South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture

Join Catriona Hewitson and Margo Arsane, Scottish Opera’s 2020/21 Emerging Artist singers, and pianist Derek Clark for a night at the opera.

Rutherglen Town Hall, like venues around the country, remains closed to live audiences as lockdown continues. However, Scottish Opera have been given the key, and we've taken advantage of these stunning surroundings to create an exclusive new filmed concert performance.

Featuring a variety of beautiful music including Delibes’ ‘Flower Duet’ – much-loved soundtrack to British Airways' TV adverts  – and Puccini’s ‘O mio babbino caro’--familiar from TV and films including the Merchant Ivory classic A Room with a View-- this brand new film from Scottish Opera and South Lanarkshire Council is a fantastic opportunity to hear this glorious music performed live! 

Also in the film, Catriona and Margo share their experiences of being opera singers and how they prepare for the stage, and we’ll hear from Derek, who is Scottish Opera's Head of Music, about what it’s like leading the Music Department of a national company, and what makes opera so special.

'This is the first project we’ve had since we went into lockdown a year ago. Ironically,  the last performance we had at the town hall was Scottish Opera with their Opera Highlights show…It was a fantastically successful night, sold out, thoroughly enjoyable. Little did we know what was round the corner. Fortunately now, thanks to funding  from Creative Scotland, we’re able to put on projects such as this, and welcome Scottish Opera back in – a year later – to what will no doubt be a fantastic film.'

Colin McWilliams, Rutherglen Town Hall Venue Manager
Join us on YouTube for this free performance, and enjoy our selection of iconic opera moments!

Filmed on 23 & 24 March 2021. All performers observed current physical distancing guidelines throughout the filming of this concert.

With thanks to South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture and the staff at Rutherglen Town Hall. 

Running time: 45 mins
Booking not necessary 

The film will be available on the Scottish Opera website from 23 April.

If you enjoy this performance from Rutherglen Town Hall, there's a range of films in the Scottish Opera: On Screen series to explore.  

Cast & Creatives

Catriona Hewitson
Scottish Opera Emerging Artist 2020/21

Margo Arsane
Scottish Opera Emerging Artist 2020/21

Derek Clark

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