Scottish Opera – 2019 Autumn Opera Highlights

dress rehearsal

Performance Dates

  • Motherwell Theatre, Motherwell Thu 12 Sep, 7.30pm
  • Albert Halls, Stirling Sat 14 Sep, 7.30pm
  • Stonehaven Town Hall, Stonehaven Tue 17 Sep, 7.30pm
  • Duthac Centre, Tain Thu 19 Sep, 7.30pm
  • Macphail Centre, Ullapool Sat 21 Sep, 7.30pm
  • An Lanntair, Stornoway Tues 24 Sep, 7.30pm
  • Aros Centre, Portree Thu 26 Sep, 7.30pm
  • Corran Halls, Oban Sat 28 Sep, 7.30pm
  • Volunteer Hall, Galashiels Tues 1 Oct, 7.30pm
  • Perth Theatre, Perth Thu 3 Oct, 7.30pm
  • Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline Sat 5 Oct, 7.30pm
  • Thurso High School, Thurso Tue 8 Oct, 7.30pm
  • Orkney Theatre, Kirkwall Thu 10 Oct, 7.30pm
  • Haddo House, Ellon Sat 12 Oct, 7.30pm
  • Ryan Centre, Stranraer Tues 15, 7.30pm
  • Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock Thu 17 Oct, 7.30pm
  • The Brunton, Musselburgh Sat 19 Oct, 7.30pm

Scottish Opera’s Autumn Opera Highlights is back and this year with a garden and flower theme…


SCOTTISH OPERA’S hugely popular Opera Highlights tour begins once more on September 12. Four fantastic singers and one wonderful pianist will be journeying to 17 venues the length and breadth of Scotland, from Kirkwall in the north to Stranraer in the south.

Travelling the highways and byways by land, sea and air, the Autumn tour begins in Motherwell before heading to Stirling, Stonehaven, Tain, Ullapool, Stornoway, Portree, Oban, Galashiels, Perth, Dunfermline, Thurso, Kirkwall, Ellon, Stranraer, Greenock and Musselburgh.


Meet the team…


The setting for director Roxana Haines’ production of Opera Highlights is a beautiful garden party, and features a playlist of operatic classics and must-hear rarities, curated by Scottish Opera’s Head of Music Derek Clark. Highlights include Delibes’ ‘Flower Duet’, Vaughan Williams’ ‘Blue larkspur in a garden’ and many more from the likes of Mozart, Lehár and Scottish Opera Composer in Residence, Samuel Bordoli.



Pianist/Music Director Ian Shaw is joined by Scottish Opera Emerging Artist soprano Charlie Drummond; mezzo-soprano Martha Jones; tenor Alex Bevan and baritone Mark Nathan, who is also a Scottish Opera Emerging Artist this Season.

The same show returns in Spring 2020, with a different cast: soprano Zoe Drummond; mezzo-soprano Jade Moffat; tenor Andrew Irwin and baritone Arthur Bruce, The Robertson Trust Scottish Opera Emerging Artist who is a former member of Scottish Opera Young Company.

It will tour another 17 venues around Scotland from February 4: Bathgate, Birnam, Markinch, Campbeltown, Bowmore, Arrochar, Bunessan, Arisaig, Beauly, Cumnock, Castle Douglas, Callander, Lerwick, Peebles, Fochabers, Alford and Rutherglen. In total, this Season’s Opera Highlights is visiting 34 venues.


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