"Fantastic night at the opera..."

Opera Alba...states its aim is "bringing opera to the people of Scotland and beyond".
This it achieves admirably, and much more.

 

"An excellent mix with much to remember..."

The mix of music was excellent. The opening Brindisi from Verdi's La Traviata was a perfect introduction and the music, some familiar, some not so, flowed on courtesy of Dvorak, Mozart, Bernstein and Puccini, to name but few.

There were many highlights and these included a wonderful Soave sia il Vento from Cosi fan Tutte and the famous quartet from Verdi's Rigoletto.

 

"The style of the evening was fine and the commentary good and appropriate - the performers engage well with their audience."

Adam Magee

 

Biography: Adam Magee

ADAM MAGEE was born in Birmingham. After graduating from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2002, he took up a place on the opera course at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama studying with Peter Alexander Wilson. Whilst at the RNCM, he performed in many of the College’s productions including the choruses of Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflöte, Jenufa, and Queen of Spades. Roles included 1st Man in Armour/Die Zauberflöte, Dr. Caius/Falstaff, Peter Quint/Turn of the Screw and Reuben Waterford/Dr. Heidegger’s Fountain of Youth. Adam has also performed the role of Benedict in Benedict et Beatrice for West Riding Opera, Le Prince Charmant/Cendrillon with the RSAMD, and has sung in various choruses at Garsington Opera, the Edinburgh Festival, Birmingham Touring Opera and Scottish Opera. He performed at Musica nel Chiostro, Batignano, Italy in 2000 and 2003. Adam continues to be employed by Scottish Opera on a freelance basis.

Adam performs regularly on the concert platform, his repertoire includes works by Bach (St. John and St. Matthew Passions and Christmas Oratorio), Haydn (Creation, St. Nicholas and Nelson Masses), Handel (Acis and Galatea, Messiah, Judas Maccabaeus and Alexander’s Feast), Mozart (Coronation Mass, Solemn Vespers, Requiem and Litanaie Laurenanae), Rossini (Petite Messe Solennelle), Stainer (Crucifixion), Mendelssohn (St. Paul and Elijah), Dvorak (Stabat Mater), Puccini (Messa di Gloria), Bizet (Te Deum), Finzi (Dies Natalis),Elgar (Dream of Gerontius), and Britten (St. Nicholas and Rejoice in the Lamb).

 

 

 

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