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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.

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1 June & 5 - 8 June 2024

Lucia di Lammermoor

Gaetano Donizetti

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.


Sing with us!

Would you like to sing opera?


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 us from August 2024, when our new season begins. 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. 

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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. 

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