For 14 to 21 year olds
Scottish Opera Connect gives aspiring singers and orchestral musicians a unique, practical introduction to the skills and experience needed to perform opera. The programme offers the chance to develop knowledge, technique and creative skills under the expert tutelage of Scotland’s top opera professionals.
Our Connect Chorus meets throughout the year for a programme of evening and weekend workshops, running from September to April. During the year the group works with a range of professionals involved in making opera in Scotland. Composers, conductors, voice coaches, stage directors, choreographers and designers come together to lead sessions on everything from singing and stagecraft to Alexander Technique and stage management.
Like Connect Chorus, our Connect Orchestra follows a programme of evening and weekend sessions running from September to April. Professional players from The Orchestra of Scottish Opera work with the group as mentors throughout the course, helping to develop the musicianship needed to play for opera.
Funded by Alliance Trust, Arts and Business Scotland, The Carntyne Trust, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, and Rowena Goffin Charitable Trust.
Scottish Opera Connect Company: Beethoven’s Ruins of Athens
Sunday 8 February 4.45pm
Rehearsal Room, Scottish Opera Production Studios
At this side by side performance, Connect Orchestra and Chorus are joined by players from The Orchestra of Scottish Opera and former Scottish Opera Emerging Artists Marie Claire Breen and Ross McInroy, to perform Beethoven’s Ruins of Athens. In-demand orchestral training specialist Christopher Adey conducts.
Box offie for this event will be provided by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland