Welcome to Tayside Opera
loving living opera
Based in Dundee, but welcoming audiences and performers from across Scotland, we bring live opera to theatres and other venues all along the east coast.
Our next show in June 2024 is a new production of Donizetti's Scottish-based masterpiece, Lucia di Lammermoor.
1 June & 5 - 8 June 2024
Lucia di Lammermoor
Passion, betrayal, murder and madness, and beautiful, haunting music - Donizetti’s bel canto masterpiece has it all.
Based on Sir Walter Scott’s novel The Bride of Lammermoor and set in early 18th century Scotland, the opera tells the tragic story of a young woman driven to insanity by the machinations of the men around her.
Tayside Opera’s new production features full orchestral accompaniment and, for the first time, surtitles at our Dundee venue.
More information, including full details of cast and crew, coming soon!
Sing with us!
Would you like to sing opera in 2024?
At Tayside Opera, we welcome singers of all levels of experience, from any background. Even if you can’t read music or have never sung before, all you need to bring is enthusiasm, a sense of fun and a willingness to work hard.
We need all voice types and all ages to join the chorus of our latest show, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor - a tragic tale of lost love and betrayal. We offer support, encouragement and all the musical instruction you’ll need to take part.
Contact us on the link below for more information.
Dundee West Church, Roseangle, DD1 4JW
Tayside Opera rehearses in the hall of Dundee West Church, across the road from Dundee University and within walking distance of the city centre.
We meet every Sunday evening throughout most of the year between 6.30 - 8.30pm. If you are thinking about joining us, or would simply like to know more about what we do, you are very welcome to come along to any rehearsal - just let us know.
Become a Patron
Why not support Tayside Opera by becoming a patron?
As a supporter, you will receive priority bookings, advance information about our latest shows and concerts, special recognition in our programmes, and an invitation to the annual Patrons' Evening.
Patron membership starts from as little as £20 a year.
A message from the Met
Tayside Opera's Honorary President, baritone Donald Maxwell, sends his good wishes for our 2023 production of L'Elisir d'Amore from his dressing room at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York.