Cromarty comes alive to the sound of opera

It sounds like the setting for a quirky musical, a kind of 'Sound of Music', Scots-style, or a 'Brigadoon'. Picture it: A small, quiet town nestled in a crevice of the picturesque Highlands. Nothing much happens. Suddenly, children are spontaneously singing opera in the streets, a bunch of teenagers are running around with a video camera to capture the activity as is a BBC film crew. The townsfol
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It sounds like the setting for a quirky musical, a kind of Sound of Music, Scots-style, or a Brigadoon. Picture it: A small, quiet town nestled in a crevice of the picturesque Highlands. Nothing much happens. Suddenly, children are spontaneously singing opera in the streets, a bunch of teenagers are running around with a video camera to capture the activity, as is a BBC film crew. The townsfolk of Cromarty must be wondering what’s hit them.

In fact, the secluded town of Cromarty, in the Scottish Highlands, only has about 800 inhabitants, so in one way or another they are likely to be connected with the event tonight that has been causing all the hype.

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Michelle Draper
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Michelle lived and worked in Rome and London as a freelance feature writer for two and a half years before returning to Australia to take up the position of Head Writer for Arts Hub UK. She was inspired by thousands of years of history and art in Rome, and by London's pubs. Michelle holds a BA in Journalism from RMIT University, and also writes for Arts Hub Australia.
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