Kintyre opera fans feast on outreach highlights tour
SCOTTISH Opera underestimated the interest in its highlights tour and had to add at least 30 extra seats on the evening.
An audience of nearly 200 took a rare chance to sample some of the national performing company’s excerpts sung by its international stars.
The show included: Rossini’s Barber of Seville, Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers.
One audience member told the
Courier: ‘The voices were beautiful and gorgeous but there were not enough well-known pieces: ‘I love opera but the outfits were not smart. They could have gone to Hall Street’s Red Cross shop and bought some cheap frocks.
‘The performers were faultless as was the pianist but it seemed to be an amateurish production.’
The opera highlights clashed with Campbeltown Flower Club. A number of members said they would have gone to the opera but could not miss international arranger Christine Russell. For more on that demonstration see page 16.
The show in Victoria Hall.