Opera classic 'live' in Brora
THE recently established East Sutherland Live Arts and Entertainment group's opening event will be the classic opera La Traviata, beamed live on screen from the Royal Opera House in London.
This will be in the Brora Primary Community Theatre Hall on Wednesday at 7pm.
Over recent months the founding committee of Dawn Mackenzie, Beth Christie, Tony Gill, Alistair Risk, Angela Grant and Liz Sweetman have undertaken a huge amount of work to make this happen.
Contracts have been signed with the Royal Opera House and Ballet in London, contracts with broadcasters and recording organisations were secured, charity status was granted. A grant from Kilbraur Wind Farm CBT was successfully applied for.
Wraparound Sound equipment was bought and installed, the projection was up graded and satellite communication installed. The black out curtains were improved.
Then everything was tested to make sure that they had a quality facility to match the performances.
This first event will have a celebratory feel as the theatre will be decorated, with Maisies Daisies providing a superb floral display which will be part of the raffle on the night. There will also be stalls showcasing Capaldi Ice Cream and Cocoa Skye. Everyone will be served free party food during the intervals. Cocoa Skye is giving everyone a gift of a special chocolate and Capaldi's is offering a free tub of delicious ice cream. Tea, coffee and soft drinks will also be available, all included in the ticket price of £12.
The East Sutherland Live Arts and Entertainment Group, which is supported by the Rotary Club, Brora and District Action Group and the Kilbraur Windfarm Community Benefit Trust, plan to offer a vibrant programme of events throughout the year. These will include opera, ballet, theatre from such as The Royal Shakespeare Company – and maybe even pop concerts.