A Portrait of Opera

A Portrait Of Opera is a delightful snap shot of some of opera’s most loved and glorious moments, along with some hidden gems, performed by some of Scotland’s rising stars, soprano's Colleen Nicoll and tenor David Douglas, accompanied by pianist Andrew Johnston.

'A silvery Tytania' - Christopher Webber, Opera Magazine 2015 (Colleen Nicoll)

“As for Semele herself, Colleen Nicoll was the star of the show. Such was her sound, phrasing, intonation and personality…” On Handel’s Semele.

"The Ayrshire tenor David Douglas has an excellent lyrical high tenor, which he has found particularly suited to the music of the French Baroque, and this performance showed just why." - Opera Scotland.

Definite highlights included David Douglas's own performances of 'My love is like a red, red rose', set by Toby Hunt and a later example of French operatic music for high tenor, in the Serenade from Lalo's Roi d'Ys.- Opera Scotland.