Kin­tyre opera fans feast on outreach high­lights tour

Campbeltown Courier - - LEISURE -

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.

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