Scottish Opera Opera Highlights Tour Banchory

Shengzhi Ren, Margo Arsane, Monica McGhee and Dan Shelvey in Scottish Opera’s Opera Highlights. Credit Craig Fuller

Beginning in September and marking its 60th anniversary, the tour is part of the company’s commitment to bring opera to over 60 communities across all the cardinal points around Scotland this season.

This beautifully crafted show visits The Barn in Banchory on Saturday October 1st.

Director Emma Jenkins and designer Janis Hart bring verve and creativity to this year’s original piano-accompanied production.

With costumes inspired by the 1970s, join the cast as they are transported to another world, where anything is possible.

Scottish Opera‘s Head of Music, Derek Clark, combines repertoire favorites with a treasure trove of lesser-known pieces.

This is the perfect opportunity to experience a selection of opera highlights during a two-hour performance.

Director Emma Jenkins said: “Four young singers in search of their identity find themselves, like Alice in Wonderland or the Children of Narnia, propelled along a roller coaster of love and loss, devotion and desire, jealousy and jubilation.

“The overriding theme of Opera Highlights is LOVE. Love in all its forms, both positive and negative.

“Our singers step in and out of various roles as if possessed by the force of love in a fast-paced performance that celebrates not only voice, but ensemble work and physical theater as well.

“All of this against the backdrop of Janis Hart’s stunning design that combines a retro 70s spirit with an anarchic theatrical space in which it feels like anything can happen!”

Derek Clark said: “The program is the usual mix of the familiar and the lesser known, so we’re confident there will be something for everyone, whether you’re a seasoned opera lover or just coming to see us. for the first time.”

Opera Highlights is supported by The Friends of Scottish Opera and JTH Charitable Trust.

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