Community Opera Course: Charpentier's Actéon (new Scots translation) With Perthshire Opera - Birnam Arts
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Community Opera Course: Charpentier’s Actéon (new Scots translation) With Perthshire Opera

Sunday 23rd - Saturday 29th October
£75/£50 Conc: 60+, Students, U18s, Unwaged

(Scholarships available: visit Perthshire Opera’s Young Artists’ )


Perthshire Opera are looking for chorus members of all voice types to be involved in an exciting and unique production of the opera Actéon by Charpentier. The opera has been translated into broad Scots and was premiered by Ayrshire Opera in 2014. The course will culminate with a fully staged production at Birnam Arts on Saturday 29th of October.

This course is perfect for those wishing to try opera for the first time, as well as those with some experience (soloists also needed!) in a welcoming, fun and supportive environment. Rehearsals and sessions will be held during the day, with chorus rehearsals taking place in the evenings and at weekends.


This is a unique opportunity to learn from professional musicians and singers about vocal and dramatic interpretation of French baroque opera and be involved with music rehearsals, vocal technique sessions, acting/movement sessions and an optional masterclass where participants can perform music of their own choice in a public coaching session.

Leading the course are soprano Colleen Nicoll and tenor David Douglas, and they will be joined by renowned Scottish pianist, Andrew Johnston, and makeup artist and wardrobe mistress, Claire Monica.

At the end of the course, you’ll participate in an exciting public performance (see above) of Actéon on Saturday 29th October at 7pm at Birnam Arts.

Find out more/book onto the course by contacting or Colleen on 07914119099

Perthshire Opera: Scotland's fresh new opera company BBC Radio Scotland


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