We're Scotland's national opera company and largest performing arts organisation.
Scottish Opera is Scotland’s national opera company and the largest performing arts organisation in Scotland. Founded by Sir Alexander Gibson in 1962, our very first producion was Madama Butterfly at the King’s Theatre in Glasgow. In 1974 Scottish Opera purchased the Theatre Royal Glasgow, which reopened in 1975 as Scotland’s first national opera house. The Orchestra of Scottish Opera was founded in 1980.