Louise Alder


Louise Alder studied at the Royal College of Music’s International Opera School where she was the inaugural Kiri Te Kanawa Scholar. She won the Young Singer Award at the 2017 International Opera Awards and the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize at the 2017 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.  She also won the 2015 inaugural Young British Soloists’ Competition, is the recipient of Glyndebourne's 2014 John Christie Award.

In the 2019/20 season Louise returns to the Royal Opera as Zerlina Don Giovanni; to the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich as Marzelline Fidelio and to the Glyndebourne Festival as Ann Trulove The Rake’s Progress. She also makes debuts with the San Francisco Opera in the title role of Partenope and with the English National Opera as Susanna in a new production of Le nozze di Figaro. In concert, she sings Schumann’s Szenen aus Goethes Faust (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Sir John Eliot Gardiner), Messiah (New York Philharmonic/Harry Bicket), Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (Tokyo Philharmonic/Jonathan Nott), Mozart Arias at the Salzburg Mozartwoche (Mahler Chamber Orchestra/Daniel Harding) and the title role in Theodora at the Konzerthaus in Vienna (Arcangelo/Jonathan Cohen). Her recital appearsances include the BBC Proms with Joseph Middleton, Wigmore Hall with both Joseph Middleton and James Baillieu and at the Oxford Lieder Festival and Fundación Privada Victoria de los Ángeles in Barcelona with Sholto Kynoch.

Recent successes have included Gretel Hänsel und Gretel at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich; the title role in La Calisto for the Teatro Réal, Madrid; Sophie Der Rosenkavalier for Glyndebourne and the Welsh National Opera; Lucia The Rape of Lucretia and Zerlina for Glyndebourne; Ilia Idomeneo and Pamina for Garsington Opera; Euridice in Luigi Rossi’sOrpheus for the Royal Opera; Rapunzel Into the Woods for the Théâtre du Châtelet and Gilda Rigoletto, Susanna Le nozze di Figaro, Pamina Die Zauberflöte, Despina Così fan tutte, Cleopatra Giulio Cesare, Romilda Serse, Sophie Der Rosenkavalier, Gretel and the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen for Oper Frankfurt.

Forthcoming debuts include the Canadian Opera Company and the Vienna State Opera.

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