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Alison Rose


soprano

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Alison Rose


soprano

Biography

Alison Rose is the winner of the 2015 Maggie Teyte Prize and a 2017 Leonard Ingrams Award. She is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio, and is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. 

Operatic roles include; Barbarina, Le nozze di Figaro (Garsington Festival Opera & English National Opera); Governess,The Turn of the Screw (Bury Court Opera); Vixen, The Cunning Little Vixen (Grimeborn Festival / Arcola Theatre); Lady in Waiting, Gloriana (St Endellion Festival with Martyn Brabbins); Miranda, Arnold's The Dancing Master (GSMD); Bětuška, Dvořák’s The Cunning Peasant (GSMD); Servilia, La Clemenza di Tito (RNCM).

Concert highlights include Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music at the BBC Last Night of the Proms, Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall, Britten’s Les Illuminations at the Southwell Music Festival and solo recitals at the Oxford Lieder Festival and the Royal Opera House Crush Room.

Performances at the National Opera Studio included residencies with Opera North, Welsh National Opera, and a performance of Contemporary Opera Scenes at Sadler’s Wells. 

Recent and future performances include her debut with Glyndebourne Festival Opera as Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Mahler’s Symphony no.4 at the Southwell Music Festival and Britten’s Les Illuminations with Sian Edwards for the Lewes Festival of Song. Alison continues her studies in London with Gary Coward. 


Reviews

Britten | The Turn of the Screw | Bury Court Opera | March 2019

“Alison Rose (Governess) was the ideal suffering soprano, her eyes an imbroglio of psychological disturbances”

Mark Valencia | Bachtrack

Mozart | The Marriage of Figaro | English National Opera | March 2018

“…And there’s a splendid ENO debut for Alison Rose as a Barbarina as tipsy as her dad; a young award-winning soprano, having scooped both the Maggie Teyte Prize and the Leonard Ingrams Award, Rose is definitely one to watch.””

Jessica Duchen | Arts Desk

Mozart | Le nozze di Figaro | Garsington Festival Opera | July 2017

“I was particularly delighted by Alison Rose’s petite gem of a Barbarina… She is one of the most treasurable Barbarinas since my first at Covent Garden, Lilian Watson, in 1972.”

Hugh Canning | Opera Magazine

“Alison Rose made a strong impression as Barbarina; it won’t be long before this winner of the Maggie Teyte prize is singing Susanna.”

Melanie Eskanazi | musicOMH

Purcell I The Eternal Inspiration I Southwell Music Festival I August 2016

"...one name deserves special mention: that of soprano Alison Rose whose vocal agility, purity and unerring accuracy revealed so much meaning and emotion in Two Baudelaire Songs by Mark-Anthony Turnage and in Britten arrangements of three songs by Henry Purcell himself."


William Ruff I Nottingham Post

 

Arnold | The Dancing Master | Guildhall School of Music and Drama | March 2015

"Alison Rose deserves praise for her ever resourceful Miranda..."

Stephen Pritchard | The Observer

"Alison Rose is spectacular as Miranda, her soprano smooth and lovely, her stagecraft excellent."

Charlotte Valori | Bachtrack

 

Dvořák | The Cunning Peasant | Guildhall School of Music and Drama | November 2014

"The stand-out performances include Alison Rose’s ravishingly sung Bathsheba..."

Tim Ashley | The Guardian

 

"Alison Rose’s bright soprano giving Bathsheba a feisty edge..."

Nick Breckenfield | Classical Source