Aria Alba - Opera for All
Aria Alba was formed in 2011 with the intention of widening participation in opera and developing promising singers, both amateur and professional. We are a community company and have Scottish Charity status. One of our major aims is to create opportunities for all types of singer to experience performing in opera. We also set out to provide a platform for soloists at the beginning of their professional careers.
Our membership is made up of singers of all ages, auditioned from the community, and with this fantastic chorus we put on varied performances at regular intervals in Edinburgh and surrounding towns.
Our members are encouraged to develop their repertoire, both as soloists and within small groups, with a view to bringing opera and allied arts to new audiences. Thus we aim to bring opera to the wider community – perhaps to people who would not normally have the chance to enjoy it, or maybe did not realise that it could be for them.
Aria Alba – Opera for All is about encouraging people from all backgrounds and areas of interest to engage with opera and music theatre, not just as informed audience members, but as performers and technicians. We are dedicated to providing a platform for young and emerging vocalists and technicians at the beginning of their professional careers, and aim to achieve a world class chorus.
Dr Nell Drew Director of Voice & Musical Director