"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."

Steven Faughey

 

Biography: Stephen Faughey

Born in the North East of England STEVEN FAUGHEY graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (1990).

Since then he has sung regularly with Scottish Opera and other companies including Dublin Grand Opera, Opera Spezzata Classical Productions, and Garsington Opera.

His operatic roles include Papageno Magic Flute, Figaro Marriage of Figaro. Mustapha Italian Girl in Algiers, Enrico Lucia di Lammermoor, Ford Merry Wives of Windsor, Tiberge Portrait de Manon, Frank Die Fledermaus, Zeta Merry Widow, Talbot Maria Stuarda.

His solo concert engagements have included Elizabethan music, Purcell, Bach, Handel and Fauré, with notable performances in both Lincoln and Carlisle Cathedrals as well as in and around London.

Steven’s interests are many and varied, ranging from music making on flute, clarinet, saxophone and recorder to the sports of fencing and sailing.

 

 

 

 

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