LIVE performances of opera classics will take place at Musselburgh Racecourse this summer.

Hosted by The Brunton, Scottish Opera will visit the Honest Toun on its Pop-up Opera Roadshow on August 21 and 22.

A Little Bit of HMS Pinafore and A Little Bit of The Pirates of Penzance will be presented to socially distanced audiences at the racecourse in 30-minute performances.

While past productions of pop-up operas have accommodated both the audience and performers inside the mobile trailer, this year’s shows are alfresco with a covered stage and audiences out front in the open air, seated in household bubbles in line with the current Scottish Government guidelines.

Alex Reedijk, Scottish Opera’s general director, said: “The return to live performance is something we have long awaited and, after nine months, we are delighted to kick off what is sure to be a summer like no other, with pop-up opera.

“We look forward to seeing everyone at our outdoor performances very soon and hopefully inside theatres in the near future.”

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Meanwhile, a film feast is on offer at The Brunton in Musselburgh.

Big screen movies and event screenings have resumed in Venue 1.

Minari (12A) is the midweek movie on Wednesday.

In this semi-autobiographical family portrait from director Lee Issac Chung, a young Korean-American family move from America’s West Coast to farm an isolated patch of land in Arkansas. On a mission to provide for his family, Jacob’s yearning for the American Dream conflicts with his fractured relationship with his wife, his restless children and his own uncertain promises. A story of family devotion, migration and a sense of belonging in ‘80s America, the arrival of the spirited, chaotic grandmother Soonja shifts the family dynamic once more.

The Dig (12A), based on a true story, will be screened on Wednesday, June 16. On the eve of the Second World War, self-taught archaeologist Basil Brown begins an excavation in Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, that would change history as it was then known. Hired by Edith Pretty, the estate’s wealthy landowner, Brown uncovers an Anglo-Saxon burial ship under the land’s mysterious mounds, watched over by Pretty’s ailing health and the looming threat of war.

Tickets and more information are available at or via its new box office telephone number 0131 653 5245, open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm, until further notice.