Altos! Here are all the resources you need to go From Couch to Chorus…Below you can find scores for your weekly sessions, useful videos and a specific soprano playlist for each opera piece to help you practice at a time that suits you.

How to use

Find single, double and triple part recordings to test how you hold your own part and your confidence singing in harmony, as well as full chorus recordings of each piece to help you progress.

Track 1 – Alto only: Build a good foundation and practice singing your part along with our chorus Alto section

Track 2 – Soprano and Alto: Improve harmony singing and practice holding your line along side one other harmony part

Track 3 – Piano only: Improve your independence and sing your part without any help from our singers. Check you are really confident with your part and that you can come in in all the right places!


Track 4 – Full Chorus: For the full effect sing along with members of the Opera North Chorus to feel what it’s like to sing as part of this choir. You’ll need to be strong on your part so as not to get distracted by the other harmonies!

Track 5 – Soprano, Tenor and Bass: For an extra challenge sing senza Alto! Try singing along to this track which has the Alto part missing to see if you can hold your part without the rest of your section there to help you!

If you have any problems viewing any of these documents or videos, contact our team at and we’d be happy to help.

Opening Chorus - The Bartered Bride

Find all the resources you need to help you progress with the Opening Chorus from Smetana’s The Bartered Bride.

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'Habanera' - Carmen

Find all the resources you need to help you progress with the ‘Habanera’ from Bizet’s Carmen.

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'Va, pensiero' - Nabucco

Find all the resources you need to help you progress with ‘Va, pensiero’ from Verdi’s Nabucco.

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