Robbie Haylett, accompanying himself, sings Come Paride Vezzoso (Like the charming Paris) from Donizetti's opera "L'Elisir d'Amore" ("The Elixir of Love").
Introducing the aria, Robbie writes, “In this aria, the proud sergeant Belcore arrives on the scene and presents the prettiest girl he can find, Adina, with a flower. Singing a high-flown aria strewn with references to classical mythology, he takes her astonishment as a sign that his attempt at wooing was successful. Not that he’s particularly surprised - after all, who can resist a man in uniform?”
Details of our 2020/2021 Season here
GET TO KNOW US
Welcome to St Albans Chamber Opera's 32nd season.
SACO was founded in 1987 by opera singer Phyl Swindlehurst and music director David Ireson to provide performing opportunities for the many talented singers living in and around St Albans, Hertfordshire, and to involve young people in performing and attending opera.
The company has a good reputation for providing first class music theatre on a small budget and is virtually self-supporting.
An annual production at the Abbey Theatre in the Spring is supplemented with studio performances, concerts and workshops in a variety of unusual and attractive venues.
SACO relies on the generosity of our supporters. There are two main ways in which you can show your support:
When you shop online, you can raise funds for SACO from your favourite online shops by shopping via The Giving Machine who will donate a small percentage of the amount you spend to SACO. It does not cost you anything, but every penny we raise helps us with our next production.
Click here to find out more about The Giving Machine.
SACO also has an active group of Friends and Patrons who, through a monthly donation, make a valuable contribution to the company. If you are a UK taxpayer, your donation may also be gift-aided, which helps even more.
In return, you will be the first to hear about our events, and receive a discount voucher for our Spring production.