Join us for four culture filled nights (and days!) in Glasgow this March when we have the rare opportunity to attend Puccini's three glorious one act operas 'Il trittico' in a new production for Scottish Opera by Sir David McVicar. Three further performances include the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Maximiliano Clarinet Trio and an evening with David Dolan & young musicians of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
We stay four nights at the 4* Apex City of Glasgow Hotel, situated in the heart of the city on bed & breafast basis and spend our days discovering Glasgow's other cultural gems with visits to the Burrell Collection (which last year completed a major refurbishment) Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum and all things Charles Rennie Mackintosh including a visit to The Hill House restoration project at Helensburgh.
About Il trittico... World-renowned director Sir David McVicar returns to Scottish Opera with Puccini’s epic triptych – a first both for him and the Company.
A trio of one-act operas of love and loss, Il trittico runs the gamut from high drama and heartbreaking tragedy to devilish black comedy and farce. Il tabarro sees a wife trapped in a marriage she yearns to escape, Suor Angelica an outsider forced into a life for which she has no vocation, and Gianni Schicchi a riotous comedy with a dysfunctional family caught in the snare of a shameless conman…
Watch this new production in the making with this video from Scottish Opera
We travel up to Glasgow at a leisurely pace on the 14th and have a Welcome dinner this evening before four days of sightseeing and performance in this great city.
Wednesday 15th March - centre stalls seats for Scottish Opera's Il Trittico
Thursday 16th March - an evening at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with young musicians and 'classical improviser' David Dolan - the evening is in three parts - a workshop, performance and Q & A. Something quite different and unique!
Friday 17th March - lunchtime recital with the Principal Clarinet of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and RCS Clarinet Professor, Maximiliano Martín. He is joined by Scottish Chamber Orchestra colleagues Philip Higham and Julian Milford in a special concert featuring the trios of Johannes Brahms and French romantic composer, Louise Farrenc.
This afternoon the option to attend an opera masterclass with Louise Winter
This evening Allan Clayton (described as "the most exciting British tenor of our time") joins the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Finnish violinist/director Pekka Kuusisto in the restored setting of the Glasgow City Halls with works by Muhly, Haydn & Britten.
Booking is now open and deadline is 30th January.