Pop-up Opera

Saturday 19th June 2021

Three 30 minute performances will be available and tickets will go on sale on 2nd June 2021. Please note that performances will be outdoors. Book your tickets from Scottish Opera HERE

Venue: Haddo House Gardens and Country Park

This event is live and there is a cost


Event information

Pop-up Opera is back on the road with a bumper tour featuring two of Gilbert & Sullivans’ best-loved hits.

Experience all the drama and wonder of grand opera on a miniature scale, with open-air performances brought to life by a storyteller, two singers, instrumentalists – and a sumptuous set of specially created illustrations.

Immerse yourself in pint-sized versions of The Gondoliers and The Mikado which take you on an unforgettable journey through the operas’ musical and dramatic highlights – in just 30 minutes each. Packed with screwball humour, memorable characters, and of course brilliant tongue-twisting tunes, these mini operas are perfect for audiences of all ages.

A Little Bit of The Gondoliers Gilbert & Sullivan 
Two gorgeous gondoliers, dozens of adoring girls and the lost heir to the kingdom of Barataria: it can mean just one thing – trouble. Float away with us to Venice for one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s wittiest satires… It’s all about love, actually!

A Little Bit of The Mikado Gilbert & Sullivan
The Mikado has decreed that flirting should be punishable by death. But when his son Nanki-Poo falls for the beautiful Yum-Yum, it looks like someone might be heading for the executioner’s block!

More information, including cast and creatives can be found on the Scottish Opera website.

Pop-up Opera is supported by Garfield Weston Foundation (Weston Culture Fund)Backstage TrustD’Oyly Carte Opera TrustThe Cross TrustThe Thistle Trust and Scottish Opera’s Education Angels.

All three performances are now sold out.

Scottish Opera’s Pop-up Opera tour travels to Haddo Arts with pint-sized outdoor performances of two of Gilbert & Sullivans’ best-loved hits, A Little Bit of The Gondoliers and A Little Bit of The Mikado. Experience all the drama and wonder of grand opera on a miniature scale this summer

Tickets will go on sale for three performances on 2nd June.

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