Alison Rose

Singers, soprano

Alison Rose is the winner of the 2015 Maggie Teyte Prize and a 2017 Leonard Ingrams Award. She studied on the Opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and was a National Opera Studio Young Artist for the 15/16 season.

Concert highlights include Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music at the BBC Last Night of the Proms 2016, Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall, Iain Burnside’s musical play Shining Armour with Roderick Williams and Victoria Newlyn, Britten’s Les Illuminations at the Southwell Music Festival and solo recitals at the Oxford Lieder Festival and the Royal Opera House Crush Room.

Operatic roles include; Barbarina/‘Le nozze di Figaro’ (Garsington Festival Opera), Vixen/’The Cunning Little Vixen’ (Grimeborn Festival / Arcola Theatre), Frasquita/’Carmen’ (understudy for Glyndebourne Festival Opera); Lady in Waiting/’Gloriana’ (St Endellion Festival); Miranda, Arnold’s ‘The Dancing Master’ (GSMD); Bětuška, Dvořák’s ‘The Cunning Peasant ‘(GSMD); Adele/’Die Fledermaus’ (Clonter Opera) and Servilia’/La Clemenza di Tito’ (RNCM).

Performances at the National Opera Studio included residencies with Opera North, Welsh National Opera, and a performance of Contemporary Opera Scenes at Sadler’s Wells. In 2018 she made her debut at English National Opera, performing the role of Barbarina and returned to give two recitals of Czech songs at the Southwell Music Festival. She sang Mozart’s Mass in C minor at Westminster Central Hall with the Southbank Sinfonia. In 2019 she made her debut at Glyndebourne, with Papagena/’Die Zauberflöte’ – including a performance at the BBC Proms, and The Governess in ‘Turn of the Screw’ at Bury Court Opera. In  2020 she sang Susannah in a revised, touring production of ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ for Opera North. Covid-19 saw the postponement of her singing A Bird in ENO’s production of Judith Weir’s ‘Blond Eckbert’ and Flora/’The Knot Garden’ for English Touring Opera. For ETO in 2021 she sang the role of Olivia in a recorded production of Handel’s ‘Amadigi’ and the summer saw her cover and sing Despina in Glyndebourne Festival’s ‘Cosi fan Tutte’. She appeared at the Three Choirs Festival in the summer in Stephen McNeff’s new opera, ‘Beyond the Garden’ and then sang the role of Flavia in Northern Opera Group’s new production of Handel’s ‘Silla’.

Last year saw the birth of Alison’s second baby so she was away from the stage but has returned in 2024 with new productions and concert performances already lined up.

4 Jan, 2022

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