CULTURE vultures are in for a treat next month when Scottish Opera’s latest tour comes to East Renfrewshire.

Four singers and a pianist will perform the popular Opera Highlights show at Eastwood Park Theatre, in Giffnock, on Thursday, September 20.

The show, which gets under way at 7.30pm, marks the start of a tour that will take the talented troupe to 17 venues the length and breadth of Scotland, from Wick in the north to Dumfries in the south, as well as the Inner and Outer Hebrides.

Directed by Daisy Evans, Opera Highlights features an operatic playlist from much-loved and lesser-known composers, curated by Scottish Opera’s head of music Derek Clark.

It includes favourites from Mozart and Donizetti linked by new compositions by Scottish Opera composer-in-residence Samuel Bordoli, who was recently nominated in the One to Watch category at the Sunday Herald Culture Awards.

Accomplished pianist Jonathon Swinard will be joined by soprano Sofia Troncoso, mezzo soprano Sarah Champion, tenor Richard Pinkstone and baritone Dawid Kimberg.

Daisy said: “This evening of opera highlights conjures drama as the singers take us on a wild journey through betrayal, pain, misplaced love and home truths, revealing the intense world of opera piece by piece.”

Alex Reedijk, Scottish Opera’s general director, added: “This combination of wonderful music from across the world of opera, terrific voices and a creative staging by Daisy Evans will ensure that our audiences will have an enjoyable night out.”

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