Music Director - Alistair Digges
Alistair Digges was born in Glasgow and began his musical studies as a horn player and pianist. He studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland before being awarded a scholarship to the Royal College of Music International Opera School where he went on to win the Knights of the Round Table Prize. He has performed extensively as an operatic tenor and concert soloist throughout Europe and beyond. Engagements include a series of recitals across India with renowned soprano Patricia Rozario, the title role in the premier of Sir Nigel of Tilford under the baton of Laurence Cummings, Rodolfo for Vignette Production's acclaimed tour of La Bohème in England and France, performances for Opera da Camera Linz in Austria and performances in Russia and at the Buxton and Aldeburgh festivals of Britten's Parables.
In London, Alistair was Musical Director of the Fairlawn Singers between 2011 and 2015. He is vocal consultant of the London Fourth Choir and is on the vocal staff of both the Ulster Youth Choirs and the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain. He remains in demand as an adjudicator, guest conductor and workshop leader, most recently giving a workshop for the Voice Festival UK.
Alistair is Co Founder and Musical Director of Scotland's 'Opera Bohemia', most recently conducting their productions of Eugene Onegin, Gianni Schicchi and La Traviata. In addition to Fife Opera, he is also Musical Director of Kilmarnock and District Choral Union and the award winning Edinburgh Singers. He conducted the closing concerts of the 2015 and 2016 Rainhill Music Festival and made his debut for West Green House Opera and Opera Danube conducting their co-production of Gounod's La Colombe in 2016.
Production Director - Vanessa Codutti
Vanessa Codutti was born on the 3rd of April 1992 in Udine, Italy and from a young she was fascinated by musical theatre: studying dance, singing and taking part in some shows in her home town.
Vanessa studied Musicology at the University of Udine, learning about harmony, analysis and score reading. After winning two Erasmus scholarships in Spain, one of them at the Center of Musical Documentation of Andalusia in Granada, she decided to study a Masters degree in Performing Arts at the University of Seville, gaining formal qualifications in Stage Management and Opera/Theatre direction.
In collaboration with the Conservatory of Music of Seville she debuted as stage director for the opera Dido and Aeneas, aired on local television.
Vanessa completed her studies at the Verona Opera Academy, a renowned and respected school for opera professionals in Italy. During and after study, she had the opportunity to work for the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, Teatro alla Scala in Milan and the Fondazione Arena di Verona. She moved to Scotland in 2018 to gain experience in the UK Performing Arts scene and to improve her English. In March 2019 she was Stage Manager for the Edinburgh Studio Opera’s production of Eugene Onegin.