Starring role for Eleanor

Eleanor Dennis as Countess Almaviva in Mozarts The Marriage of Figaro
Eleanor Dennis as Countess Almaviva in Mozarts The Marriage of Figaro

An Ellon soprano is set to appear on the His Majesty’s Theatre stage as part of a Scottish Opera production tour later this month.

Former Ellon pupil and Haddo Junior Choir member, Eleanor Dennis, will take on the role of Countess Almaviva in the production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.

The show will run at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen on October 27 and 29.

Directed by the great British baritone Sir Thomas Allen, this revival of the much-loved 2010 staging then tours to Inverness and Edinburgh, and in January 2017 will travel to the Empire Theatre in Liverpool.

The opera tells the tale of the once charming Count Almaviva, now a scheming bully who spends his days pestering the serving girls. Figaro, his head of staff, is engaged to Susanna, but Almaviva has a particular soft spot for her and is doing everything he can to delay their wedding.

Figaro, Susanna and Rosina, the Count’s disillusioned wife, conspire to expose his schemes but then Figaro’s old foe Dr Bartolo turns up, with a revelation of his own to tell.

Aberdeen audiences can attend The Marriage of Figaro Unwrapped, a free one-hour taster delving further in to the show and how it was created on Friday, October 28, as well as a pre-show talk at the same time the following evening.

Those who are visually impaired can enjoy the audio-described performance on Saturday, October 29, which has live commentary describing the action on stage without compromising the music.

Tickets are available at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com and Aberdeen Box Office.