Louise Alder

Recent opera engagements include Zerlina Don Giovanni at Royal Opera House, Susanna The Marriage of Figaro with English National Opera, Gretel Hänsel und Gretel and Marzelline Fidelio at Bayerische Staatsoper, title role in La Calisto with Ivor Bolton and Teatro Real Madrid, Sophie Der Rosenkavalier with Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Welsh National Opera, Pamina Die Zauberflöte with Garsington Opera, Gilda Rigoletto, Vixen Sharp Ears The Cunning Little Vixen, Gretel Hänsel und Gretel, Cleopatra Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro, Pamina Die Zauberflöte and Romilda Xerxes with Oper Frankfurt.
Future engagements include Manon, Der Rosenkavalier, Le Nozze di Figaro and Les Contes d'Hoffmann at Wiener Staatsoper, Anne Trulove The Rake's Progress with Glyndebourne Festival Opera,  her debut with Canadian Opera Company as Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro, Opernhaus Zürich, Salzburg and The Grange Festival and return to Teatro Real Madrid, Bayerische Staatsoper and Oper Frankfurt.
Louise won best Young Singer at the International Opera Awards 2017 and represented England in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition 2017, winning the third round and the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize. 
Concert highlights include The Messiah at the New York Philharmonic, the title role in Semele with John Eliot Gardiner at La Scala Milan, Philharmonie de Paris and Palau de la Música Barcelona, the title role in Theodora at the BBC Proms with Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen, Messiah with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester at the Berlin Philharmonie with Robin Ticciati in performances staged by Frederick Wake-Walker, Jessie in Turnage’s The Silver Tassie with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Ryan Wigglesworth, Mozart Arias in Salzburg and Hamburg with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Robin Ticciati, and recitals at the Wigmore Hall with Gary Matthewman and James Baillieu and in Madrid with Roger Vignoles. Her debut recital disc Through Life and Love, a programme of Strauss Songs with pianist Joseph Middleton, was recorded with Orchid Classics and released in July 2017.
Louise was a member of the Oper Frankfurt ensemble 2014-2019, other roles performed there include Monica The Medium, Sophie Der Rosenkavalier, Musetta La Bohème, Despina Cosi fan Tutte, Frasquita Carmen, Clorinda La Cenerentola, Silandra L'Orontea, Atalanta Xerxes,  Lisa La Sonnambula, Juliette Vermont Der Graf von Luxemburg and Sophie Werther. Elsewhere she has sung Lucia The Rape of Lucretia, Sophie Der Rosenkavalier, Zerlina Don Giovanni with Glyndebourne, Ilia Idomeneo for Garsington Opera, Eurydice in Rossi's Orpheus at the Wanamaker Globe for The Royal Opera, Rapunzel Into the Woods with Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, Soprano 1 in Mozart's C Minor Mass with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Ilan Volkov and Marzelline Fidelio with BBC Philharmonic (both BBC Proms), Semele with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Christoph Rousset in Vienna and London,  Rossini arias with Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and Richard Egarr in Antwerp and Gent, Anne Truelove The Rake's Progress with National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Alexander Liebreich in Warsaw, the title role of L'incoronazione di Poppea with Academy of Ancient Music/Richard Egarr in the Enescu Festival, Bucharest, Il Delirio Amoroso with Dunedin Consort/John Butt (Edinburgh International Festival) and Arcangelo Ensemble/Jonathan Cohen in Bruges, Zélidie Zaïs by Rameau with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Coronation Gala at Buckingham Palace for Her Majesty the Queen.
Louise is also a passionate recitalist and has performed in venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Graz Musikverein, Oper Frankfurt, Purcell Room and Queen Elizabeth Hall (Southbank Centre), Cadogan Hall, Holywell Music Room Oxford and Queen's Hall Edinburgh with pianists Gary Matthewman, James Baillieu, Helmut Deutsch and Joseph Middleton. 
Louise won the inaugural British Young Soloists' Competition at the Wigmore Hall in 2015, the 2014 Glyndebourne Festival Opera John Christie Award and the 2013 Glyndebourne on Tour Donald Albert Anderson Award. Also in 2013, Louise won second prize in Kathleen Ferrier Award and an INDEPENDENT OPERA fellowship and became a Classical Opera Associate Artist. Other prizes include first prize and a Miriam Licette Award in the 2012 Maggie Teyte French Song Competition, and numerous prizes at the Royal College of Music including the 2013 Tagore Gold Medal awarded every year to two graduating students for outstanding representation of the RCM. Louise is a 2013 Samling Scholar and a Britten-Pears young artist almuni.
Louise was born in London into a family of musicians and graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Edinburgh in 2010 where she studied singing with Patricia MacMahon. The same year she joined the Royal College of Music, graduating in 2013 from the International Opera School as the inaugural Kiri te Kanawa scholar. She continues to study with Dinah Harris.