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Scottish Opera

Updated: 04 April 2022 | 11:23 AM

Agreements between Scottish Opera and the MU for employed and self-employed (extras and deputies) orchestral musicians.

Rates of pay for freelance players effective from 1 April 2021

Concerts, education and outreach

Tutti Sub-Principal Principal Section Principal
£105.13 £109.24 £121.24 £145.35

Distance and travel

Distance (where transport or travel fare is provided) Travel (where transport is NOT provided)
17p per mile 36p per mile


Basic M25 Supplement
£63.10 n/a

Late return

Midnight - 12:30am 12:30 - 1:00am 1:00 - 2:00am
£4.95 £9.85 £14.80


Opera fees per 3 hour session

Tutti Sub-Principal Principal Section Leader
£79.97 £83.36 £86.74 £96.99


Outside 15 mile radius of Glasgow
Standard Class rail fare


Contact details

Orchestra and Concerts Director: Jay Allen

The Orchestra of Scottish Opera, 39 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow, G2 4PT

0141 242 0561

MU Steward: Helena Zambrano Quispe
MU H&S Representatives: Michael Larkin and Lev Atlas

For more information please see the full agreement.