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Louise Alder

Soprano from England - 30 years old


2017: Winner Round 3, Song Prize finalist, Main Prize finalist, Audience Prize Winner.

Louise was born in London and studied at the University of Edinburgh and Royal College of Music. She’s been a member of the Opera Frankfurt ensemble since 2014, and roles there have included Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Gilda (Rigoletto), Musetta (La bohème), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) and the title role The Cunning Little Vixen.

Elsewhere Louise has sung Eurydice in Luigi Rossi’s Orpheus (Royal Opera); Ilia, (Idomeneo) at Garsington; Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) for WNO & Glyndebourne/BBC Proms and Lucia (The Rape of Lucretia) and Zerlina (Don Giovanni) at Glyndebourne. Recent concert highlights include Vaughan Williams’ Symphony no 3; Handel’s Il delirio amoroso (Edinburgh Festival); Mozart’s Mass in C minor (BBC Proms); Poppea in L’incoronazzione di Poppea (with the Academy of Ancient Music) and Anne Trulove in The Rake’s Progress (Warsaw Beethoven Festival).

Forthcoming engagements include the title role in Semele and further roles in Frankfurt, Garsington and Glyndebourne and her debut for the Teatro Real in Madrid. Louise is a keen recitalist, and collaborates regularly with pianists Helmut Deutsch, Joseph Middleton, James Baillieu and Gary Matthewman. She won Glyndebourne’s 2014 John Christie Award and the 2015 inaugural British Soloists’ Competition.


Main prize rep Concert 3
Da tempeste il legno infranto Giulio Cesare Handel
Je suis encore tout étourdie Manon Massenet
No word from Tom The Rake’s Progress Stravinsky
Song prize Recital
À Chloris Hahn
Un poète disait Clairières dans le ciel no 4 Lili Boulanger
Le printemps Hahn
Ophelia-Lieder Op 67 Nos 1-3 R Strauss
George Cabaret Songs Volume 2 Bolcom
Song prize final
Die Forelle D550 Schubert
Nacht und Träume D827 Schubert
Heimliche Aufforderung Op 27 No 3 R Strauss
Pace non trovo Petrarch Sonnets No 3 Liszt
C Deux poèmes de Louis Aragon No 1 Poulenc
Fêtes galantes Deux poèmes de Louis Aragon No 2 Poulenc
Main Prize Final
O rendetemi la speme ... Qui la voce…Vien, diletto I puritani Bellini
Real? Who wants real? - I want magic! A Streetcar Named Desire Previn
Ich weiss es selber nicht … Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss Giuditta Lehár