Scottish Opera bringing award-winning tour to schools across North East

Pupils from Tinto Primary in Glasgow performing Vikings! Image: Scottish Opera

Scottish Opera have kicked off their tour of primary schools to introduce the art form to young people.

Their show Vikings! The Quest for the Dragon's Treasure will be performed across Scotland until June 27.

In the north-east, they'll stop at Airyhall Primary, Keith Primary, Fraserburgh South Park, Albyn School, Turriff Primary, and Durris Primary & Partners.

The show sees a Viking Queen and her swashbuckling band of warriors set off to steal gemstones from the legendary Ice Dragon, while a sneaky Sorcerer Supreme plots to seize power.

Jane Davidson MBE, Scottish Opera’s Director of Outreach and Education said: "In 2024 - the year of the Chinese Dragon - Scottish Opera Education is thrilled to welcome another magical flying beast into its repertoire.

"A tale inspired by Norse legends, our dragon is more closely related to the creatures who feature in Cressida Cowell’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ books, or the ones created by JK Rowling and J.R.R. Tolkien.

"We hope that pupils in primary schools across Scotland will delight in this original story, where the Vikings learn that not all treasure consists of gold and jewels, and that living in harmony with the land and the seasons is a lesson they’d be silly to ignore!"

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