"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."

 

Piano: Oliver Rundell

 

Studied music at Cambridge University where he worked extensively in opera and musical theatre, conducting Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls, Cabaret, Closer than Ever, The Boyfriend,  Cox and Box, The Mikado, The Scarlet Letter, Far, far away..., Il mondo della luna, Orfeo ed Euridice and Sweeney Todd.

He trained as a repetiteur at the National Opera Studio, where his studies were supported by a Sir Henry Richardson Award, administered by the Musicians' Benevolent Fund, and by the Friends of Covent Garden.

In 2002 he joined the music staff of Scottish Opera and in 2004 he conducted the world premiere of Scottish Opera's commissioned children's opera,  Julian Evans' The Minotaur at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow.

 

 

 

 

 

Bringing world class singing to the people of Scotland and beyond.