Scottish Opera presents Donizetti’s Elixir of Love at the Macphail Centre.

Donizetti’s sunny comedy takes to the road, touring 17 smaller venues around Scotland. Dynamic young British director Oliver Platt and designer Oliver Townsend (Rodelinda 2013) take their inspiration from the world of P.G. Wodehouse in a cheeky, vividly characterised show with its tongue firmly in its cheek.

‘Elixir offers a joyous couple of hours of escape. It is a perfect opera; boisterous, fun-filled and fast-paced, with the ideal mixture of comedy and romance.’
Oliver Platt

The lively and lyrical score sees Donizetti at his very best, from the beauty of ‘Una furtiva lagrima’ to the fun of Dulcamara’s patter songs. The cast includes Ellie Laugharne (The Pirates of Penzance 2013), Welsh tenor Elgan Llyr Thomas, winner of 2015’s prestigious Stuart Burrows International Voice Award, and acclaimed baritone James Cleverton. They’re accompanied by five players from The Orchestra of Scottish Opera in a new instrumental arrangement by Scottish Opera’s Head of Music Derek Clark.

The Elixir of Love Rehearsals Begin Today!

18 August 2016
The cast, musicians and creative team of Scottish Opera’s new touring production of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love arrive today to begin rehearsals.

The Company’s Music Director, Stuart Stratford, conducts the first six performances of the 17-date tour, before passing the baton to Scottish Opera’s Head of Music, Derek Clark, for the remaining dates.

British director Oliver Platt and designer Oliver Townsend (Rodelinda 2013) join forces to bring this sunny comedy to life. They take their inspiration from the world of P.G. Wodehouse in a cheeky show with its tongue firmly in its cheek.

The cast includes Ellie Laugharne (The Pirates of Penzance 2013), Welsh tenor Elgan Llyr Thomas, winner of 2015’s prestigious Stuart Burrows International Voice Award, and acclaimed baritone James Cleverton. Five players from The Orchestra of Scottish Opera will accompany the singers in a new instrumental arrangement by Derek Clark.

Kicking off in Motherwell on Wednesday 21 September, the team then travel to smaller venues in Stirling, Elgin, Ullapool, Stornoway, Thurso, Drumnadrochit, Ellon, Langholm, Newton Stewart, Kilmarnock, Greenock, Oban, St. Andrews, Perth, Galashiels and Musselburgh.

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Where:
The Macphail Centre

When:
29th September @ 7.30pm

Tickets:
Cost £15 / £5 concession for under 26s. Tickets from the Macphail Centre tel: 01854 613336 or via the Scottish Opera website