Opera Alba was formed at the end of 2004 with the aim of bringing well sung, highly accessible opera to venues around Scotland in an entertaining and enjoyable manner. The four singers and accompanist are delighted to be performing for the first time at Crail.
Each member of the group has extensive experience of appearing on the professional operatic stage and on the concert platform. They enjoy performing together and plan on having as much fun as their audiences!
Opera Alba will provide you with an evening of well sung, well presented and thoroughly enjoyable music from the world of opera. Whether or not you’ve ever been to an opera, you’re in for a treat with Opera Alba. Catriona, Christine, Christian and Steven
will perform some of opera’s most favourite tunes, ably accompanied by Derek Clark. There’ll be arias, duets, trios and quartets, all sung in a light, relaxed and engaging style. You’ll enjoy some of opera’s most captivating melodies by Puccini, Verdi, Mozart, Donizetti, Gounod, Bizet, Offenbach et al, sung with a nice mix of informality but with plenty of expertise. The quartet will introduce each number and tell you a little about the background of the characters and their stories.
Act One: Opera
a mixture of Operetta, Gilbert and Sullivan, Songs from the Shows, Scottish in 4part harmony (eg My love is like a Red, Red, Rose, arranged by Derek Clark).
“Light, relaxed and engaging mix delivered with freshness and personality, a relaxing hour or so of top class singing” Edinburgh Fringe
“This versatile ensemble took us through every range of emotion in the varied content of the
programme, with amusing and engaging commentaries linking each number.” Galloway Gazette
“Five consummate musicians, all with wide operatic experience, who immediately established a rapport with the audience. Highlight followed highlight” Inverness Chamber Music Society
“The wonderful flow of the well chosen programme reflected the consummate professionalism of all the performers, all presented with polish and panache of the highest order” Music in Lanark
“sung with wonderful intensity and passion” Music Nairn
“Lively, accessible, cheerful and sparkling, they held us spellbound” Thurso Live Music Association
"Opera Alba appears courtesy of Classical Musicians Scotland"
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