Creative Opportunities for Business

Scottish Opera has extensive resources available to create unique and memorable events for businesses to involve staff, clients and other stakeholders.


Here are some events that were specially created for businesses by Scottish Opera:


‘Behind the Scenes’ tour of Scottish Opera’s Production Studios

A group of senior business executives from Germany, who were in Scotland for a conference, were treated to a tailor-made tour of Scottish Opera’s Production Studios as a social event in their conference programme.


Members of the group were taken on a guided tour, which started in the principal rehearsal room where the partially built set of La traviata was on display. Scottish Opera’s Staff Producer gave an entertaining overview of the production currently in rehearsal and an insight into the busy world of creating opera. The group saw sets taking shape in the workshop and models of the La traviata production in the paintshop. The Head Scenic Artist and Head of Props spoke to the group about scene painting and prop making. The party then explored the enormous props and wardrobe stores and found out how wigs are made.


After afternoon tea provided in the Production Studios’ café, there was time for a presentation about the inner workings of an opera company with the Artists’ Manager and Director of Fundraising & Sponsorship.



Accenture - Summer Staff event in Edinburgh's Botanic Gardens

Accenture held an event for their Edinburgh-based staff at the Botanic Gardens in June 2011. Our condensed 20-minute version of Rigoletto, Verdi’s masterpiece, was incorporated into the evening’s entertainment and proved a highlight of the whole evening. All guests were called together, ushered in to the main space at the John Hope Gateway, and were treated to pre-barbeque performance of A Little Bit of Rigoletto, told in the Japanese Kamishibai storytelling style – with actor, singer and two musicians telling the story and singing some of the best-known arias.


To discuss creative events that can be tailored for your business, please contact Grace Lyon, Fundraising & Sponsorship Officer.


Contact: Grace Lyon
Tel: 0141 242 0593