Scottish Opera will bring The Elixir of Love to The Brunton on 29 October as part of a nationwide tour.

British director Oliver Platt and designer Oliver Townsend have taken inspiration from the world of PG Wodehouse for the staging of this production.

Tim Morozzo 2012

Five of the players from The Orchestra of Scottish Opera will accompany the singers who are Ellie Laugharne as Adina, James Cleverton and Toby Girling, Elgan Llyr Thomas and Hazel McBain. They will be backed by a chorus of five singers onstage.


Stuart Stratford said: ‘The Elixir of Love is full of fantastic melodies, a witty plot and it is shot through with a bolt of Italian sunshine which permeates all of the music. I am very excited to be conducting this new chamber realisation of the score arranged by our Head of Music Derek Clark, and can’t wait to visit the further reaches of our country to share this incredible piece with the people of Scotland.’

Director Oliver Platt added: ‘Elixir offers a joyous couple of hours of escape. It is the perfect opera: boisterous, fun-filled and fast-paced, with the ideal mixture of comedy and romance.’



Photos Tim Morozzo.