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Alessandro Fisher


Winner of First Prize at the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Awards and an Associate Artist of Classical Opera, Alessandro Fisher is a member of the BBC New Generation Artist Scheme. He read Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge, where he was a Choral Scholar at Clare College, furthering his studies at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

His operatic engagements have included Delmiro / Alindo Hipermestra at the Glyndebourne Festival, Lucano / First Soldier L’Incoronazione di Poppea at the Salzburg Festival, Don Polidoro La finta semplice and ChristianThe First Commandment for Classical Opera, First Armed Man / Priest Die Zauberflöte for Garsington Opera at West Green House, BellecourtVert Vert for Garsington Opera, the title role Dardanus and the B Minor Mass for English Touring Opera, Law Student in Matthew Rogers’ And London Burned for the Temple Church and Count Bandiera in Salieri’s La scuola de’ gelosi for Bampton Classical Opera. For Glyndebourne Opera’s Jerwood Project, he sang Banquo in Luke Styles’ Macbeth for at Glyndebourne and in the Linbury Studio Theatre of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

He appeared in Jonathan Miller’s production of the St Matthew Passion at the National Theatre and was featured on BBC Radio 3’s Spirit of Schubert with Graham Johnson. Concert engagements have further included Evangelist St John Passion at Milton Court, Handel Dixit Dominus and Messiah at the Jesuitenkirche, Innsbruck, Testo Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda for Andrew Lawrence-King and The Wallace Collection, Roussel’s Evocations with the BBC Philharmonic, Stravinsky’s Mass with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Hall, recitals at the English Song Festival, the Oxford Lieder Festival, the Wigmore Hall and Dublin’s Hugh Lane Gallery and BBC Radio 3’s Big Chamber Day.

Highlights of 2018 / 2019 included Fabio Berenice for the Royal Opera, London, Bastien Bastien und Bastienne for Classical Opera, Fenton Falstaff for The Grange Festival, Britten’s War Requiem in Lincoln Cathedral, The Complete Songs of Clara Schumann at St John’s, Smith Square, and recitals for Leeds Lieder as well as at the Buxton Festival. At the Oxford Lieder Festival, he appeared in An Italian Songbook and Schubert Abroad.

Current engagements inlcude his BBC Proms debut singing Songs by Prince Albert with Stephen Hough, J. S. Bach St John Passion with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Roussel’s Evocations with the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest and a recital with Roger Vignoles at London’s Wigmore Hall.

His recordings include Theodore in Edward Loder’s Raymond and Agnes with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by Richard Bonynge and Harlequin in Ethel Smyth’s Fête Galante with Lontano conducted by Odaline de la Martinez for Retrospect Opera, L’Incoronazione di Poppea with Les Arts Florissants directed by William Christie for Harmonia Mundi CD / DVD, Bastien und Bastienne with Classical Opera conducted by Ian Page on Signum CD (Nominated for a 2019 International Classical Music Award) and Roussel’s Evocations with the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Yan-Pascal Tortelier for Chandos CD.