A pianist and four singers

Scottish Operas hugely popular Opera Highlights tour kicks off in September.
Scottish Operas hugely popular Opera Highlights tour kicks off in September.

Scottish Opera’s hugely popular Opera Highlights tour visits the Ryan Centre, Stranraer, this October.

Head of music, Derek Clark, has curated an extremely varied programme including favourites from Rossini’s ‘Barber of Seville’, Mozart’s ‘Così fan tutte’ and Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Gondoliers’, as well as lesser known gems rarely performed on the Scottish stage.

Opera Highlights will also feature the world premiere of a work created especially for the tour by Scottish Opera’s new emerging artist composer in residence Samuel Bordoli. With something for everyone, from opera first timers to seasoned fans, Opera Highlights promises an intimate performance of great music.

This year’s cast is full of fresh new talent including Scottish Opera emerging artist baritone Alexey Gusev and three recent graduates of the National Opera Studio - soprano Lucy Hall, mezzo-soprano Kate Howden and tenor William Morgan.

Elizabeth Rowe accompanies the four talented young singers on piano and former Scottish Opera emerging artist Jack Furness makes a welcome return to the company to direct.

Jack said: “I’m so pleased to be coming back to direct another show, especially as it involves working with composer Samuel Bordoli. Opera Highlights is a real heart-and-soul show that is so much fun to be involved in.”

Opera Highlights will be performed on October 14 at 7.30pm. Tickets £13.20 from www.scottishopera.org.uk.