"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."

Robert Mellling


Piano: Robert Melling


Robert has performed extensively in Scotland and throughout Britain and Europe at venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, Academy of St Martin in the Fields and St John Smith's Square. He has also worked with the Chamber Group of Scotland, BT Scottish Ensemble, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He has performed on the radio in France, Holland, Scotland and for Radio 3.

He was awarded a commendation in the Maggie Teyte competition in Covent Garden and is the official accompanist at the Festival International de Music et des Arts de Latour de France.

Robert's opera experience includes work with the RSAMD, Manan Opera, British Youth Opera, Opera Galactica and he has conducted Carmen for Opera on a Shoestring. His theatre work includes work at the RSAMD, Citizens Theatre, Theatre Cryptic and Suspect Culture.

Robert has just returned from New York where he was musical director for the National Theatre of Scotland.

Robert will soon be recording contemporary solo piano works by John Rose.




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