The Opera Project is a fun-filled and technicolour project designed to bring out the performer within us all.

Bringing together the brilliance of renowned Scottish tenor Nicky Spence with the language expertise of Matteo Dalle Fratte and the musical brilliance of Greek-Canadian soprano Soula Parassidis, we’ll be making a video of ‘Brindisi’ from La Traviata, bringing this timeless and rousing opera chorus to life with a healthy measure of Stay At Home Choir fun and magic.

Meet our Guests

  • Nicky Spence OBE

    Internationally acclaimed Scottish tenor, Nicky Spence was recently awarded an OBE for services to music. His voice has graced prestigious stages worldwide, and he is a charismatic advocate for the power of opera and singing to change lives.

  • Soula Parassidis

    Greek-Canadian opera singer and vocal coach Soula Parassidis is one of the founders of Living Opera, an organisation which aims to help people live to their fullest potential both on, and off-stage.  Soula's expertise will make sure that your journey with Brindisi is not only educational but transformative.

  • Matteo Dalle Fratte

    A frequent contributor to SAHC projects, Matteo’s fun-filled approach to language coaching infuses meaning into every note.  He studied singing in Italy with Paolo Badoer, a pupil of Gilda Dalla Rizza, Puccini’s favourite soprano.

Watch Our First Session For FREE

Not sure whether opera is for you? A Stay At Home Choir project is the perfect chance to try something new from the comfort of your own home, and even better - we've made the first Opera Project session absolutely FREE.

Join us below on 31st January at 18:00 GMT

We hope that many of you will take this opportunity to meet Nicky and let the music speak for itself! 🎭

Join The Opera Project with Nicky Spence

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Key Dates

Add these dates to your diary so you don't miss a live session!


29th January  

Scores and Learning Resources Released
14:00 GMT
31st January Special session with Nicky Spence - Part 1
18:00 GMT

2nd February Session with Matteo Dalle Fratte - Exploring the text
17:30 - 18:30 GMT
5th February Rehearsal with Graham (US)
21:00 EST
02:00 GMT on 6th Feb
8th February
Special session with Nicky Spence - Part 2
18:00 GMT
11th February Sectional rehearsals
Soprano: 10:00 GMT
Alto: 11:00 GMT
Tenor: 14:00 GMT
Bass: 15:00 GMT
12th February Special session with Soula Parassidis
17:00 GMT
19th February Submissions OPEN
at 14:00 GMT

10th March Submissions CLOSE at midnight IN YOUR TIME ZONE

About our waitlist

We believe that music should be accessible to everyone.

Through the generosity of our artists, partners, and Stay At Home Choir members, we offer sponsored places on each project, which support singers who otherwise wouldn't be able to take part. If you need a sponsored place to take part in this project, please click the button below to join our waitlist.


  • I'm unable to join the live rehearsals, can I watch them back later?

    Yes! All of our projects are streamed live to Youtube. You can join in live in Zoom or on Youtube and all rehearsals will be made available to watch back as many times as you like. (usually within 24 hours)

  • I've not sung in an in-person choir before and don't have much/any choir experience, can I still take part?

    This project's song is in Italian and you will get all the learning resources needed and will be supported by Tori and Jamie throughout the process. A basic music reading ability will benefit you.

  • Do I need to be an SAHC Subscriber to join this project?

    No you don't! Anyone can join this project at any time while the project is open. Subscribers have access to additional workshop content separate from our regular projects; and also receive a 20% discount on all projects. See this page for more information.