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Visiting Artist

Alice Coote

Renowned on the major recital, concert and opera stages of the world, Alice Coote is being regarded as one of the great artists of today.

The recital platform is central to her musical life. Alice performs throughout the UK, Europe and the US at the Wigmore Hall, the BBC Proms, the Concertgebouw, the Lincoln Centre and Carnegie Hall in New York, among many others. Last season, she appeared at the Wigmore Hall in a series of concerts in partnership with Julius Drake, the Nash Ensemble and the English Concert, featuring Mahler, Schubert's Winterreise and arias by Handel.

Acclaimed in particular for Mahler, Berlioz, Mozart and Handel with orchestras such as LSO, Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Halle and Concertgebouw she has collaborated with conductors including Gergiev, Dohnanyi, Belohavek, Elder and Boulez. More recently, she toured Europe in 'La Clemenza di Tito' with Louis Langree and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, sang Mahler's 'Lied von der Erde' with the Netherlands Philharmonic under Marc Albrecht and appeared at the BBC PROMS as an Artist in Residence.

Her operatic roles include as Dejaneira/ Hercules, Prince Charming / Cendrillon, Poppea, Carmen, Charlotte, Dorabella, Lucretia, Marguerite, Penelope and Octavian, Composer, Orfeo, Idamante, Nerone, Hansel, Sesto/Cesare, Sesto/Tito, Maffio Orsini, Ruggiero and Ariodante. These she has performed at Opera North, WNO, ENO, Glyndebourne, the Royal Opera House, Paris Opera, Paris TCE, Amsterdam, Munich, Frankfurt, Salzburg, Geneva, Chicago Lyric Opera, Seattle, Los Angeles, Toronto, San Francisco and the MET.

Engagements this include Mahler’s 'Rueckertlieder' with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, ‘La Damnation de Faust’ at the Salzburg Festival with John Eliot Gardiner, recitals in Frankfurt and Moscow, 'La Favorite' (title role) at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris and a return to the MET as Sesto in 'Giulio Cesare', and to San Francisco for ‘Les Contes d’Hoffmann’. With pianist Graham Johnson she will record an album of French song for Hyperion.

Her discography includes an album of English Song (Hyperion), Songs by Schumann and Mahler, Messiah and Mahler 2 (EMI), Dream of Gerontius (Halle), Ariadne auf Naxos (Chandos), Orfeo (Virgin Classics), Choice of Hercules (Hyperion) , Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody(Tudor).

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