A RISING opera star will be in Stirling this weekend to talk about a production that put a contemporary slant on the Oedipus Rex story.

The tale of the tragic mythical king of Thebes, who was told he would end up killing his father and marrying his mother, was retold in a contemporary setting in Mark-Anthony Turnage's 1988 opera Greek.

Scottish Opera's recent production of that show received high praise at the Edinburgh International Festival last year and Daisy Evans, rising opera star and revival director, will be at the Smith Art Gallery and Museum to tell everyone about it ahead of its return to Glasgow next month.

Organised by the Forth Valley Friends of Scottish Opera, the event will take place on Sunday, January 14, at 2.30pm.

Entry is £5, free to students, including hot drinks and biscuits.