Scottish Opera: Pop-up Opera Roadshow

Jessica Leary and Aidan Edwards in A Little Bit of Pirates of Penzance. Scottish Opera's Pop-up Opera 2017. Credit James Glossop (2).JPG

Scottish Opera is packing up its theatre on wheels and taking The Pop-up Opera Roadshow out on the road to Solas Festival.

Three brilliant 25-minute shows for all the family are brought to life by a storyteller, singers, musicians and a series of colourful illustrations, offering a fantastic introduction to opera. Coming to you in our fully accessible, touring opera house, re-creating the Theatre Royal in Glasgow.

A Little Bit of HMS Pinafore

Aboard the ship HMS Pinafore, Josephine, the captain’s daughter, is in love with one of the crew. Her father definitely doesn’t approve. Overturning social order and parental wishes alike, the couple plan to elope. But a surprise confession soon leaves everything in doubt…

A Little Bit of Eugene Onegin

A lovesick young girl; a cocky young man who thoughtlessly spurns her; a heart-stopping duel between should-be friends. Tchaikovsky’s sweeping music perfectly captures the desperation and raw emotion of Pushkin’s much-loved masterpiece.


Be a Sport, Spike!

For kids aged 4 to 7
Meet Mike ‘The Spike' McTavish – the greatest sportsman the world has ever seen. There’s no-one who can run faster, jump higher or swim further than mega-fit Spike. But there is one thing that Spike can’t do – sing! Join him and his friends as he starts to exercise those vocal cords, and finds out that a little perseverance can go a long way.