Alison Rose is the winner of the 2015 Maggie Teyte Prize and recently completed the Young Artist Programme at the National Opera Studio where she was sponsored by the Glyndebourne New Generation Programme. Alison is a member of The Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme and is an Oxford Lieder Young Artist.
Operatic roles include; Frasquita, Carmen (understudy for Glyndebourne Festival Opera); Lady in Waiting, Gloriana with Martyn Brabbins (St Endellion Festival); Miranda, Arnold's The Dancing Master (GSMD); Bětuška, Dvořák’s The Cunning Peasant (GSMD); Rosaura, The Adventures of Pinocchio (GSMD); Adele, Die Fledermaus (Clonter Opera) and Servilia, La Clemenza di Tito (RNCM).
Performances at the National Opera Studio have included residencies with Opera North, Welsh National Opera, and a performance of Contemporary Opera Scenes at Sadler’s Wells with acclaimed director Graham Vick.
Concert highlights include Bach St John Passion at Milton Court, Iain Burnside’s musical play Shining Armour with Roderick Williams and Victoria Newlyn, Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Manchester Camerata, Mendelssohn Elijah for the Dartington Festival, Hadyn The Creation for the St Endellion Festival, a programme of Turnage and Purcell at the Southwell Music Festival and solo recitals at the Oxford Lieder Festival, King's Place and the Royal Opera House Crush Room. Future engagements include Vaughan Williams’ Serenade To Music at the BBC Last Night of the Proms 2016.
Prior to the National Opera Studio, Alison studied as an undergraduate at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. She went on to postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with First Class Honours and the prestigious DipRAM, and then to the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her studies have been generously supported by Help Musicians UK and The Countess of Munster Musical Trust. Alison continues her vocal studies with Gary Coward in London.
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