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Duthie Park Concerts


Several times a year the Duthie Park in Aberdeen plays host to free concerts. The concerts are sponsored by local companies such as the oil company BP. They are called The Free BP Summer Big Screens Event. Though the performers are not actually in Aberdeen, they perform live in London from The Royal Opera House and are broadcast direct to a large high definition screen at the lawns.




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2018 Duthie Park Opera

The 2018 event will be La Boheme by Verdi on Tuesday 26 June from 5pm to 11pm.

Please bring your own rug or chairs and picnic.

Barbecues, naked flames, glasses, cans and are not permitted. However there will be hot and cold snacks and non alcoholic drinks for sale.

No tickets are needed for these free events - just go along and enjoy the live performances.


Each broadcast starts at 7:30pm. There is a pre-performance film at 7pm for each event. These films give the audience an insight into the Royal Opera House and the life of a Royal Ballet dancer.


First Group Park and Ride Buses can be caught to the event from Kingswells and the Bridge of Don. The buses will run from 6pm and 7:30pm and then return from 9:30pm until 11pm. The cost of the bus fare will be 1 and the buses will drop passengers off at Riverside Drive. Buses numbers 16, 17 and 28 also go to the entrance as part of their routes.


The events are organised by Beyond Petroleum, Aberdeen City Council and The ROH.






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Previous opera events have incuded La Boheme from Covent Garden, La Traviata, Turandot and The Marriage of Figaro.

Previous ballets for these BP Summer Big Screens free screening have included The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky.



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