Soprano Louise Alder studied at the Royal College of Music 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.
She is a member of the Frankfurt Opera Ensemble where her roles this season include Susanna Le nozze di Figaro, Cleopatra Giulio Cesare and the title role in a new production of The Cunning Little Vixen. Her 2015/16 also includes the title role in L’incoronazione di Poppea with the Academy of Ancient Music and Richard Egarr, Vaughan Williams’ Symphony no. 3 with the LSO and Sir Mark Elder, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor at the Proms with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Ilan Volkov, her début with Garsington Opera as Ilia in a new production of Idomeneo and her début for the Royal Opera as Euridice in Luigi Rossi’s Orpheus.
Recent successes have included Sophie Der Rosenkavalier at the BBC Proms, Lucia The Rape of Lucretia at the Glyndebourne Festival, Rapunzel Into the Woods for the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and Gretel Hänsel und Gretel, Musetta La bohème and Silandra in Cesti’s L’Orontea for the Frankfurt Opera. Future seasons include further roles in Frankfurt, returns to the Glyndebourne Festival and Garsington Opera and her debut with the Welsh National Opera.
Concert performances have taken her to the Aldeburgh, St Magnus and London Handel Festivals and as far afield as Munich, Budapest and Moscow. Highlights include Poulenc’s Gloria with the Hallé Orchestra and Cristian Macelaru and Beethoven’s Choral Symphony at the Edinburgh Festival with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Peter Oundjian,
Louise is also a passionate recitalist, appearing at the Musikverein in Graz, the Brighton Festival, the Frankfurt Opera, Birmingham’s Barber Institute, the 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.