Opera Caledonia is Scotland’s newest professional opera company, presenting location specific opera events and attracting international artists to collaborate with and perform alongside the wonderful musicians we have in Scotland whilst showcasing all that Scotland has to offer as a country and an artistic platform.
Our first major event will be the rescheduled Isle of Cumbrae Opera Retreat Festival 2023, a weekend long programme of recitals, concerts, talks and events, set in the beautiful surroundings of the Cathedral of the Isles on the Isle of Cumbrae. For this event, we look forward to welcoming the fantastic Sicilian conductor Maestro Leonardo Catalanotto, who works regularly at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino to Scotland. Our singers join us following recent performances at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, English National Opera and Opera Holland Park whilst our line up of instrumentalists include many of Scotland’s leading performers hand picked from within our national orchestras: the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. A true celebration of collaboration and world class music making.
Alongside our annual Isle of Cumbrae Opera Retreat Festival, Opera Caledonia will bring the highest level of performance to Scottish venues with a selection of the best conductors, singers and instrumentalists from many of Europe’s leading opera houses.
We will update this website with future events as soon as information is available.