Scottish Opera’s Songs of the Road

Tenor Innocent Masuku will make his debut in Opera Highlights.
Tenor Innocent Masuku will make his debut in Opera Highlights.

Opera Highlights

From: 21 Sep 2023

To: 28 Oct 2023

Glasgow, Inverness, Edinburgh, Aberdeen

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Visiting 17 cities, towns and communities around Scotland, a troupe of talented singers with piano accompaniment performs a collection of popular classics and lesser known pieces. These include music from Verdi’s La Traviata, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Puccini’s La Boheme, Sir Arthur Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin alongside works by Kurt Weill and William Walton. The programme also includes the world premiere of pianist and Scottish Opera Music Director Toby Hession’s short opera In flagrante.

This production of Opera Highlights is set at a wedding, and the show explores the stories which happen in the margins on this kind of occasion. The characters – four guests and four staff members – will find their narratives interweaving as the day progresses, with audiences following them through a series of intimate exchanges in a variety of musical styles, including arias, duets, trios and quartets.

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