Opera World premiere set for the Lighthouse

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A highlight of the 2012 sound Festival of new music is set to be staged in Fraserburgh Lighthouse this weekend.

‘Last One Out’, a co-commission from sound and Scottish Opera, is a new work by the leading composer, Gareth Williams.

The performances on Saturday form part of a weekend of events that take opera out of the concert hall and into some unusual spaces. Other works will be performed in a stables, at a desk, in a pub and even on a bus.

Gareth’s piece invites the audience to imagine what it would be like if we had a direct channel to the past and indeed if the past was never really dead, but just waiting for a light to be shone upon it. A late night radio host has an unsettling encounter with a caller meanwhile a grief-stricken man returns to a lighthouse he visited as a child and begins to hear voices of the past long since buried.

The World Premiere of Last One Out is at 3.30pm on Saturday with a further performance at 6pm.

Tickets for Last One Out at Fraserburgh Lighthouse priced £10, £5 (students, under 18s & jobseekers) are available on 01224 641122 or online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com