Louise Alder joins MWA for general management

We are thrilled to announce the signing of the sensational British soprano, Louise Alder, who is currently starring as Cleopatra in David McVicar’s iconic production of Giulio Cesare at Glyndebourne Festival:

‘Alder captured it all, with lustrous tone in the lower register, dazzling embellishments in the ledger lines, pinpoint-accurate coloratura, good intonation in the testing chromatic passages and, where needed, thrilling power’ (The Times)

‘There’s no soprano more alive to the expression of musical joy and rapture than Louise Alder’ (Arts Desk)


One of the most in demand artists today, British soprano Louise Alder has firmly established herself as ‘an instinctive singing-actress’ (The Arts Desk) and ‘a terrific talent, combining a big, lustrous voice with flawless intonation and keen intelligence’ (The Times). A hugely versatile artist she is equally at home in the world’s most important opera, concert and recital venues such as Royal Opera House Coven Garden, Wiener Staatsoper, Glyndebourne Festival, Bayerische Staatsoper, Carnegie Hall and the Wigmore Hall, where she held a widely acclaimed artistic residency in 2024.


Her extensive discography includes Chère Nuit: French Songs, featuring songs from Ravel to Yvain (Chandos); The Russian Connection, programming songs by Rachmaninov, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Medtner and Britten (Chandos); a disc of Strauss Lieder, Through Life and Love (Orchid Classics) with pianist Joseph Middleton; Title role Theodora (Arcangelo/Alpha Classics); Lucia The Rape of Lucretia (Opus Arte/Glyndebourne); and the Title Role in Handel’s Semele (Monteverdi Choir/SDG).


A former member of the ensemble of Oper Frankfurt, Alder studied at the Royal College of Music’s International Opera School where she was the inaugural Kiri Te Kanawa Scholar. She is the winner of the Young Singer Award at the 2017 International Opera Awards; the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize at the 2017 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition; the 2015 inaugural Young British Soloists’ Competition; and is the recipient of Glyndebourne’s 2014 John Christie Award.


Next season Alder will make several anticipated role debuts: Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Wiener Staatsoper;  Micaëla Carmen at San Francisco Opera; and her first Contessa in a new production of Le nozze di Figaro at Glyndebourne; as well as returning to the role of Susanna in the same opera, in the production she premiered at the Bayerische Staatsoper this

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