Scottish Opera – Autumn Opera Highlights

Scottish Opera returns for another amazing Autumn Tour across Scotland

Four brilliant singers and a pianist are bringing an engaging, live opera to 17 venues across the country.

Join them as they press ‘play’ on some of opera’s greatest hits, as well as some lesser-known gems.

Find out more below, and click the links above as they appear to read the cast and crew’s backstage blogs!


The cast get colourful in dress rehearsal…


Director Daisy Evans’ Opera Highlights features an operatic playlist from much-loved and in contrast lesser-known composers. It has been curated by Scottish Opera’s Head of Music, Derek Clark, and also includes favourites from Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’amore.

As well as the classics, the programme also includes a new work from Scottish Opera Composer in Residence, Samuel Bordoli.

Through music and song, the four singers weave together a tale of one person’s discovery of opera. There’s something for everyone from seasoned fans to opera first timers. Opera Highlights promises a night of entertainment, laughter and good company.

“Touring Scotland has been at the heart of what we do for over 30 years.” said Scottish Opera’s General Director, Alex Reedijk. “Opera Highlights is the perfect show to take to smaller and more remote communities around the country as it truly has something for everyone.

“This combination of wonderful music from across the world of opera, terrific voices and a creative staging by Daisy Evans will ensure that our audiences will have an enjoyable night out!”


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because we’ll have behind-the-scenes
blogs from the cast and crew coming soon!



Performance Diary


Opera Highlights 2018 in rehearsal! Pic: Sally Jubb

Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock
Thu 20 Sep, 7.30pm

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr
Sat 22 Sep, 7.30pm

Craigmonie Centre, Drumnadrochit
Tue 25 Sep, 7.30pm

Wick High School, Wick
Thu 27 Sep, 7.30pm

Forres Town Hall, Forres
Sun 30 Sep, 7.30pm

The Macphail Centre, Ullapool
Tue 2 Oct, 7.30pm

An Lanntair, Stornoway
Thu 4 Oct, 7.30pm

Aros Centre, Portree
Sat 6 Oct, 7.30pm

Memorial Hall, Lanark
Tue 9 Oct, 7.30pm

Victoria Hall, Helensburgh
Thu 11 Oct, 7.30pm

Gardyne Theatre, Dundee
Sat 13 Oct, 7.30pm

Inverurie Town Hall, Inverurie
Tue 16 Oct, 7.30pm

Mearns Academy, Laurencekirk
Thu 18 Oct, 7.30pm

Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre, Perth
Sat 20 Oct, 7.45pm

Theatre Royal Dumfries, Dumfries
Tue 23 Oct, 7.30pm

The Brunton, Musselburgh
Thu 25 Oct, 7.30pm

The Byre Theatre, St Andrews
Sat 27 Oct, 3pm