Louise Alder studied at the Royal College of Music’s International Opera School where she was the inaugural Kiri Te Kanawa Scholar. She was awarded 2nd Prize in the 2013 Kathleen Ferrier Competition and is the recipient of Glyndebourne’s 2014 John Christie Award and the 2015 inaugural Young British Soloists’ Competition.
She is a member of the Frankfurt Opera Ensemble where her roles this season include Atalanta in a new production of Xerxes and her first Gilda Rigoletto. She also sings Zerlina Don Giovanni for Glyndebourne on Tour and makes her debut with the Welsh National Opera as Sophie a new production of Der Rosenkavalier. Louise represents England in the 2017 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.
Recent successes have included Lucia The Rape of Lucretia at the Glyndebourne Festival; Ilia Idomeneo for Garsington Opera; Euridice in Luigi Rossi’s Orpheus for the Royal Opera; Rapunzel Into the Woods for the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and Susanna Le nozze di Figaro, Cleopatra Giulio Cesare, Sophie Der Rosenkavalier, the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen and Gretel Hänsel und Gretel for the Frankfurt Opera.
Future seasons include further roles in Frankfurt, returns to Garsington Opera, the Glyndebourne Festival and her debut for the Teatro Réal in Madrid.
Concert performances have taken her to the Aldeburgh, Edinburgh, St Magnus and London Handel Festivals and to the BBC Proms and recent highlights include Poulenc’s Gloria with the Hallé Orchestra and Cristian Macelaru, Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 3 with the LSO and Sir Mark Elder, Poppea L’incoronazione di Poppea with the Academy of Ancient Music and Richard Egarr, an all Handel programme at the Edinburgh Festival with the Dunedin Consort and John Butt and Mozart’s Mass in C Minor at the BBC Proms with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Ilan Volkov.
Louise is also a passionate recitalist, appearing at the Musikverein in Graz, the Frankfurt Opera, Birmingham’s Barber Institute, the Brighton Festival, Holywell Music Room in Oxford and in the Perth Concert Hall with pianists Helmut Deutsch, Joseph Middleton, Gary Matthewman, John Paul Ekins and Matthew Fletcher.