The Scottish Opera to pop-up in the Broch this month

The Pop-up Opera Roadshow performers and musicians
The Pop-up Opera Roadshow performers and musicians

The Scottish Opera will visit Fraserburgh this month with three special pop-up shows performed from a specially-adapted trailer.

The opera’s tour of The Pop-up Opera Roadshow will see three 25-minute shows performed outside the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses on Friday June 24 and Saturday 25.

The shows that the Scottish Opera will perform are A Little Bit of Figaro, A Little Bit of Mikado and A Little Bit of Northern Light.

All of the shows will be put on in a specially-adapted trailer designed to look like a miniature Theatre Royal Glasgow inside.

Jane Davidson, Scottish Opera’s Director of Outreach and Education,said: “The Pop-up Opera Roadshow offers audiences across Scotland a truly unique and intimate experience.

“With the trailer covering 1400 miles, and parking up in unexpected locations from festivals to car parks along the way, we hope to surprise both opera fans and those new to opera with our theatre on wheels.”

The shows are all bite-sized editions of famous opera’s.

A Little Bit of Figaro is a shorter version of Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro which tells the tale of a serving girl, her fiancé and their employer who wants to see their big day end in disaster.

The Mikado is a Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera set in a world where flirting is punishable by death while A Little Bit of Northern Light is a children’s story about one lonely little lighthouse standing firm against the North Atlantic.