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Louise Alder

The winner in the Young Singer category of the 2017 International Opera Awards and recipient of the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize at the 2017 Cardiff Singer of the World competition, Louise Alder studied at the University of Edinburgh and Royal College of Music. From 2014 to 2019 she was a member of the solo ensemble at Oper Frankfurt, where her roles included Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Romilda (Serse), Susanna, Despina, Pamina, Gilda, Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), and the title role of The Cunning Little Vixen. She also appeared in the title role of Calisto at Teatro Real in Madrid, as Zerlina at The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Gretel and Marzelline (Fidelio) at Bayerische Staatsoper, Ilia and Pamina at Garsington Opera, and Sophie at Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Welsh National Opera. In concert she has notably performed the title role in Semele under Sir John Eliot Gardiner at Teatro alla Scala, Milan and the Philharmonie de Paris, the title role of Theodora at the BBC Proms with Arcangelo under Jonathan Cohen, and appeared with orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and Mahler Chamber Orchestra. A passionate recitalist, she has given recitals at the Oxford Lieder Festival, BBC Proms, Leeds Lieder Festival, and the Wigmore Hall, London, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Fundación Juan March, Madrid, Fundació Victoria de los Ángeles, Barcelona, Musikverein Graz, and Oper Frankfurt with artists such as Joseph Middleton, Gary Matthewman, James Baillieu, Helmut Deutsch, and Roger Vignoles. The burgeoning discography of Louise Alder includes Through Life and Love, a programme of Strauss Songs with Joseph Middleton, Chants d’amour with James Baillieu, recorded live at Wigmore Hall, Semele with the Monteverdi Choir, The Cunning Little Vixen and Der Graf von Luxemburg with Oper Frankfurt, and, on DVD, The Rape of Lucretia with the Glyndebourne Festival.

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