Opera Highlights 2015
Supported by the Friends of Scottish Opera

Each year we take 4 singers and a pianist out and about around Scotland, travelling the highways and byways, by land, air and sea, to take a musical mix of opera highlights to some of the country’s smallest and most remote venues.


Come January, we’ll be packing our van full of props and costumes to bring you a fun filled evening of music and good company. Whether you’re new to opera or a seasoned fan, there’s sure to be something for you, be it a tune you’re discovering for the first time or an old favourite you’ll be humming all the way home.


This year’s singers are former Scottish Opera Emerging Artist Sioned Gwen Davies and tenor Sam Furness, who performed as Kate and Frederic in 2013’s The Pirates of Penzance, Welsh tenor Joshua Owen Mills, Ben McAteer, winner of NI Opera’s inaugural Festival of Voice competition in 2011, and Reisha Adams, winner of the 2012 Ian Stoutzker prize for outstanding musicianship. They will be accompanied by Ina Selvelieva.

Running time 2 hrs approximately
Rutherglen Town Hall, 139 Main Street, Rutherglen G73 2JJ

Thu 29 Jan 7.30pm

Brechin City Hall, Brechin City Hall, 9 Swan Street, Brechin DD9 6EE / Box Office: Brechin Library, 10 St Ninian's Square, Brechin DD9 6EE 01356 622 687 / The Meffan Museum, 20 West High Street, Forfar DD8 1BB 01307 476 482

Sat 31 Jan 7.30pm

Victoria Hall, Victoria Hall, Kinloch Road, Campbeltown, PA28 6EG / BOX OFFICE: George McMillan Newsagent, 22-24 Main Street, Campbeltown, PA28 6AE

Tue 3 Feb 7.30pm

Bowmore Village Hall, Bowmore, Isle of Islay PA43 7JP / BOX OFFICE: IG Laurie Newsagent & General Store, Charlotte Street, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay PA42 7DF / Stuart Todd, 01496 860 216

Thu 5 Feb 7.30pm

Benderloch Victory Hall, Benderloch, Oban PA37 1RZ / Tickets from: Terry Donovan, 01631 720 498

Sat 7 Feb 7.30pm

Durness Village Hall, Durness, Sutherland, IV27 4QA / Tickets from: Lucy Mackay, Village Hall Secretary, 01971 511 364

Tue 10 Feb 7.30pm

Loch Torridon Community Centre, Torridon, Achnasheen, Ross-shire IV22 2EZ / Tickets from: Loch Torridon Community Centre, 01445 791 361 / Margaret Brown, Torridon Arts and Culture Group, 01445 791 488 / Dorothy Hall, Torridon Arts and Culture Group, 01445 791 239

Thu 12 Feb 7.30pm

Astley Hall, Astley Hall, Arisaig, Highland PH39 4NP / Tickets from: Ann Martin, 01687 450 263

Sat 14 Feb 7.30pm

Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre, Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre, Eastgate, Peebles EH45 8AD

Tue 17 Feb 7.30pm

The Fullarton, Lochside Road, Castle Douglas DG7 1EU

Thu 19 Feb 7.30pm

Cumnock Town Hall, Glaisnock Street, Cumnock KA18 1BY / Palace Complex, 9 Green Street, Kilmarnock KA1 3BN

Sat 21 Feb 7.30pm

Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Moray IV36 3TZ / Box Office: Phoenix Stores, The Park, Findhorn, Moray IV36 3TZ, 01309 960 110

Tue 24 Feb 7.30pm

Golspie High School, Main Street, Golspie KW10 6RF / Box office: Voluntary Groups - East Sutherland, Alba, Main Street, Golspie KW10 6TG

Thu 26 Feb 7.30pm

Woodend Barn, Banchory, Burn O' Bennie, Banchory AB31 5QA

Sat 28 Feb 7.30pm

Volunteer Hall, 8 Newton Street, Duns TD11 3DU / Box office: Nairn Newsagent, 24-28 Market Square, Duns TD11 3BY

Tue 3 Mar 7.30pm

McLaren Hall, Killin, Main Street, Killin FK21 8UW / Box Office: Newsfirst, Main Street, Killin FK21 8UJ

Thu 5 Mar 7.30pm

Regal Community Theatre, 23-34 North Bridge Street, Bathgate EH48 4PS

Sat 7 Mar 7.30pm