Pop-up Opera 2024

Friday 7 June 2024
2pm (Don Giovanni) and 4pm(Merry Widow)
7 per 30-minute show (booked separately)
The Cutty-Sark Centre, 40 High Street, Ayr KA7 1QW

Specially-created 30 minute performances of The Merry Widow & Don Giovanni

Join us this summer to experience opera on a miniature scale, with specially-created 30 minute performances brought to life by two singers, instrumentalists and a beautiful set of illustrations.

A Little Bit of The Merry Widow and A Little Bit of Don Giovanni are two cleverly rewritten versions of beloved classics – one the ultimate rom-com, the other a moody story of one man’s fate.

A Little Bit of The Merry Widow | Lehár arr. Derek Clark | Words Allan Dunn

The Parisian embassy of Pontevedro – a poor, but fiercely independent, little European state – is throwing a grand party for the Grand Duke. Among the guests is Hanna Glawari, a widow with twenty million francs from her late husband, and the eyes of half of Pontevedro on her to make sure her fortune – by love or luck – stays in the country to boost its fortunes. But at such a lavish celebration full of champagne, good cheer, and many waltzes, her heart and hand are not the only love affairs underway…

A Little Bit of Don Giovanni | Mozart arr. Derek Clark | Words Allan Dunn

In 18th-century Venice, charismatic womaniser Don Giovanni sets his sights on the naive young Donna Anna – with deadly consequences when his plan goes wrong. After a lifetime of flirtation, can our roguish anti-hero escape the consequences of his actions? Packed full of dramatic fights and comedic misunderstandings, Mozart’s ever-popular opera mixes darkness and light in this thrilling tale of the ultimate reckoning.

Kindly supported by Friends of Scottish Opera

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