Widen your opera experience with in-depth talks, pop-up shows and back-stage insights.
Opera Unwrapped is a free hour-long taster that gives you the chance to see what the shows we stage are all about.
Presented from the set of each production, our Unwrapped events involve singers, backstage crew and The Orchestra of Scottish Opera. You'll hear highlights from the music and be introduced to the principal characters from the opera, the plot and some key scenes. You'll also find out more about the props, costumes, lighting and direction, as well as some of the theatrical secrets behind the production.
Tickets are free but should be reserved by calling the Box Office at your chosen venue.
Il trovatore Unwrapped
Festival Theatre Edinburgh Fri 22 May 6pm
Eden Court, Inverness Fri 5 Jun 6pm
His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen Fri 12 Jun 6pm
Theatre Royal Glasgow Wed 14 Oct 6pm
His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen Fri 23 Oct 6pm
Eden Court, Inverness Fri 30 Oct 6pm
Festival Theatre Edinburgh Wed 4 Nov 6pm
Theatre Royal Glasgow Wed 17 Feb 6pm
Festival Theatre Edinburgh Thu 25 Feb 6pm
Theatre Royal Glasgow Fri 8 Apr
Festival Theatre Edinburgh Fri 15 Apr 6pm
The Mikado Unwrapped
Theatre Royal Glasgow Wed 11 May 6pm
Eden Court, Inverness Wed 18 May 6pm
His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen Wed 25 May 6pm
Festival Theatre Edinburgh Sat 4 Jun 2.30pm
Grand Opera House, Belfast Sat 11 Jun 2.30pm
Want to know even more about the opera you’re going to see? Look out for a performance with a Pre-show talk. These free half-hour talks delve deeper into the opera, enhancing your enjoyment and extending your knowledge of the piece.
Tickets are free but should be reserved by calling the Box Office at your chosen venue. Limited availability.
Festival Theatre Edinburgh Sat 30 May 6pm
Eden Court, Inverness Sat 6 Jun 6pm
His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen Sat 13 Jun 6pm
Theatre Royal Glasgow Sun 11 Oct 2.45pm
His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen Sat 24 Oct 6pm
Eden Court, Inverness Sat 31 Oct 6pm
Festival Theatre Edinburgh Sun 8 Nov 2.45pm
Theatre Royal Glasgow Sat 20 Feb 6pm
Festival Theatre Edinburgh Sat 27 Feb 6pm
Theatre Royal Glasgow Sat 9 Apr 6pm
Festival Theatre Edinburgh Sat 16 Apr 6pm
Theatre Royal Glasgow Sat 7 May 6pm
Eden Court, Inverness Sat 21 May 6pm
His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen Sat 28 May 6pm
Festival Theatre Edinburgh Sat 4 Jun 6pm
The Pop-up Opera Roadshow
Building on the success of the A Little Bit of... storytelling format, Scottish Opera is packing up its theatre on wheels and taking three pop-up operas out on the road to festival across Scotland this Summer, click here for more details.
Performed by a storyteller, singers and instrumentalists, and supported by a set of colourful illustrations, each show gives a fantastic introduction to opera. A Little Bit of Carmen and A Little Bit of Barber are cleverly re-written 20 minute versions of the full operas and are suitable for all ages, while Puffy MacPuffer & The Crabbit Canals tells the story of the five Scottish canals and has been specifically created for 5 to 8 year olds.
All the action takes place in our specially converted scenery trailer, which has been beautifully painted to replicate the auditorium of the Theatre Royal Glasgow complete with curtains, chandeliers and a wee stage!