Welcome to OPERA GALLERIA

Upcoming: Exclusive Opera Gala and "The Legend of Tantuna": (See Events Diary for more information)

"Immediately impressive was the quality of Anderson-Hall’s tenor and McOran-Campbell’s baritone voices, which blended so well into the fabric of this musical folk tale. Owen provided sensitive accompaniment throughout, always on cue, his dynamics at the keyboard heightening or lowering the prevailing mood as required. The voices were used to such good effect that at times it was difficult to accept that we were listening to just two voices and one piano; the baritone rich and fruity and the tenor clear and mellifluous”.
“As a recital of some of the best arias in opera by two excellent singers, this show could stand on its musical content alone."

Derek Ansell in the Newbury Weekly News

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Alexander

Background Information:

Who we are...
Opera Galleria was founded by two professional Opera singers, Alexander Anderson-Hall (tenor) and James McOran-Campbell (Baritone), as a sideline activity to their main careers. Alexander trained at the Royal College of Music and gained his early experience as a member of Scottish Opera whilst James trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at the National Opera Studio. Both singers are now enjoying critical acclaim in their own freelance careers. They met in 2001 and their mutual enthusiasm and desire to perform at intimate, private venues and festivals saw the spark of the idea that was to become Opera Galleria. For further details on Alexander and James, including biographies, follow the links to their individual websites.


James Promo

James

Why "Opera Galleria"?
The name Opera Galleria stems from the underlying concept of a ‘gallery’ of musical and theatrical items, where each piece is carefully selected from a wide repertoire of music (opera, song and show tunes) and then arranged in a particular order so as to throw light on a specific theme - much like one might arrange paintings for an art exhibition. Though this formula does not apply to all our "galleries", it is the guiding principle! These items are then linked together using excerpts from plays, dialogue or, more simply, a compere. Certain ‘galleries’ are semi-staged and costumed and we use a simple but versatile set to lend a sense of atmosphere.


What we offer:

We provide 2 categories of performances around the UK and abroad. Our ‘galleries’ are ideal for small, intimate venues (for example village halls and churches), local and national festivals, private functions in hotels and the like. If there is a small area in which to perform, and somewhere for an audience to sit, we can be there!

Detailed information about each individual ‘gallery’ is available on the Gallery Details Page. You will also find extracts from reviews on some of the gallery pages, so you can check out what other people thought of our performances! More reviews of us as individual performers are available on our indivual websites.

 

Category A: Fully-produced "Galleries" .
Songs of the Phoenix
The Legend of Tantuna
Handel’s Messiah – a concept devised for four soloists, optional nativity and narrator with Harpsichord, Piano and Organ accompaniment
Puccini’s La Bohème for five soloists and piano

 

Category B: Flexible Concert programmes according to Client requirements
A Tribute to the Hollywood Greats
Gala Concert Programme for Mezzo-soprano, Tenor and Baritone
Gala Concert Programme for Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor and Baritone
A Christmas Special

 

Coming Soon:
• An Evening of Scottish Music and Prose
• A Celebration of Light, Music and Song
• The Deluded Bridegroom by Mozart
• Cosi fan Tutte by Mozart