SCOTTISH Opera’s hugely popular ‘Opera Highlights’ show is coming to Helensburgh this autumn as part of a 17-date national tour.

Director Daisy Evans’ Opera Highlights show features an operatic playlist from much-loved and lesser-known composers, curated by Scottish Opera’s head of music, and Helensburgh resident, Derek Clark.

It includes favourites from Mozart and Donizetti linked by new compositions by Scottish Opera Composer in Residence Samuel Bordoli, who was recently nominated in the ‘One to Watch’ category at the Sunday Herald Culture Awards.

Music director and pianist Jonathon Swinard – another Burgh link to the show, through his work as musical director of the Helensburgh Oratorio Choir – is joined by Scottish Opera ‘Emerging Artist’, soprano Sofia Troncoso, who will sing the role of Papagena in the company’s production of The Magic Flute next year; mezzo soprano Sarah Champion; tenor Richard Pinkstone and baritone Dawid Kimberg.

Daisy Evans said: “This evening of opera highlights conjures drama as the singers take us on a wild journey through betrayal, pain, misplaced love and home truths, revealing the intense world of opera piece by piece.’

Scottish Opera’s general director, Alex Reedijk, said: ‘Touring Scotland has been at the heart of what we do for over 30 years and Opera Highlights is the perfect show to take to smaller and more remote communities around the country as it truly has something for everyone.”

The tour, supported by The Friends of Scottish Opera and JTH Charitable Trust, visits Helensburgh’s Victoria Halls on Thursday, October 11 at 7.30pm.

For tickets contact the Victoria Halls box office on 01436 673275.