SCOTTISH Opera is set to arrive in Ayr as part of its national tour.

Scotland's opera company is taking its hugely popular Opera Highlights to the road this March, travelling across the country from the Scottish Borders to the Highlands and Islands.

Marking its 60th Anniversary, Opera Highlights forms part of the Company’s commitment to bring opera to over 60 communities across all points of the compass around Scotland this Season.

The production also features the world premiere of a new piece by Scottish Opera 2021/22 Emerging Artist and composer Toby Hession, with libretto by Emma Jenkins.

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Entitled ‘Told By An Idiot’ it is a modern and humorous re-working of Macbeth.

Director Emma Jenkins said: "Four young singers in search of an identity find themselves, like Alice in Wonderland or the children of Narnia, propelled along an operatic rollercoaster of love and loss, devotion and desire, jealousy and jubilation.

"The overriding theme of the Opera Highlights is LOVE. Our singers put on and take off various roles as if possessed by the force of love in a fast-paced performance that celebrates not only the voice, but also ensemble work and physical theatre.

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"All this against the backdrop of Janis Hart's stunning design which combines a retro 70s feel with an anarchic theatrical space in which one feels that anything could happen!"

Scottish Opera’s Head of Music, Derek Clark said: "The programme is the usual mixture of music from familiar operas and the less well-known, so we are confident that there will be something for everyone to enjoy, whether you are an experienced opera goer, or coming to see us for the first time."

Opera Highlights will be live at Ayr's Gaiety Theatre on Saturday, March 25.

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