Touring opera show heading for Maybole

The Scottish Opera are set to bring their show to Maybole this April as part of their Opera Highlights show.

The show is taking place at Maybole Town Hall on Thursday April 3 at 7.30pm and is part of the group’s 20th anniversary tour of the highlights show.

Scottish Opera tour the country each year and take four singers and a pianist across the country by land, air and sea to perform operatic delights to packed audiences.

And this year is no different as the night promises to be a fun filled night of music and good company.

This year’s show explores the theme of love, one of the driving forces of opera.

From passionate declarations to weeping for missed chances; love unrequited or wholeheartedly returned – they’re showcasing the full range of emotions.

The programme is packed full of operatic gems, with much-loved pieces from Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Verdi’s Rigoletto and Puccini’s La bohème to lesser-known works by Nicolai, Heuberger and Orefice.

There’s also a world premiere from Scottish Opera’s Composer in Residence Gareth Williams.

So 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 mezzo-soprano Máire Flavin (Orpheus in the Underworld, 2011), tenor Paul Curievici (In the Locked Room, 2012), and two of Scottish Opera’s 2013/14 Emerging Artists – soprano Sarah Power and baritone Andrew McTaggart.

Scottish Opera begin their tour of their 20th anniversary show later this month on the 25th February with a show in Livingston.

Then over the next six weeks they will proceed to play dates in Craignish, the Isle of Mull, Ballaculish, Armadale on the Isle of Skye, Gairloch, Carrbridge, Kirkwall, Fortrose, Crieff, Midmar, Montrose, Cupar, Dalbeattie, Selkirk and the Isle of Arran.

The Maybole performance on April 3 is the penultimate performance by Scottish Opera of the Opera Highlights tour before they round off their schedule on Saturday April 5 with a show in the East Kilbride village theatre.

Tickets for the Maybole show, which is set to last approximately two hours can be purchased by visiting the Scottish Opera’s website at : http://www.scottishopera.org.uk/our-operas/13-14/opera-highlights-2014.

Prices start for standard tickets at just £11.00 while if you are under 26 years of age you can purchase a concession ticket for five pounds.