Winner of First Prize at the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Awards and an Associate Artist of Classical Opera, Alessandro Fisher joined the BBC New Generation Artist Scheme in September 2018. A graduate of London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Alessandro Fisher read Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge, where he was a Choral Scholar at Clare College.
His operatic engagements have included Don Ottavio Don Giovanni for the Sinfonia d’Amici, Christian The First Commandment for Classical Opera, First Armed Man / Priest Die Zauberflöte for Garsington Opera at West Green House, Bellecourt Vert Vert for Garsington Opera (for whom he also covered Condulmiero in Maometto 11), Law Student in Matthew Rogers’ And London Burned for the Temple Church and Banquo in Luke Styles’ Macbeth for Glyndebourne Opera’s Jerwood Project and at 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 and recitals at the English Song Festival and the Oxford Lieder Festival.
Alessandro Fisher sang Delmiro / Alindo Hipermestra at the 2017 Glyndebourne Festival. His current engagements include Lucano / First Soldier L’Incoronazione di Poppea at the 2018 Salzburg Festival, Bastien Bastien und Bastienne and Don Polidoro La finta semplice for Classical Opera, the title role Dardanus and the B Minor Mass for English Touring Opera, Count Bandiera in Salieri’s La scuola de’ gelosi for Bampton Classical Opera and Fenton Falstaff for The Grange Festival. Concert highlights include An Italian Songbook at the Oxford Lieder Festival 2018, Britten’s War Requiem in Lincoln Cathedral, BBC Radio 3’s Big Chamber Day and recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall and Dublin’s Hugh Lane Gallery. For Retrospect Opera, he will record Harlequin in Ethel Smythe’s Fête Galante with Lontano conducted by Odaline de la Martinez.
Alessandro Fisher continues his studies with Iris Dell’Acqua. His recordings include Theodore in Edward Loder’s Raymond and Agnes with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by Richard Bonynge for Retrospect Opera and Roussel’s Evocations with the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Yan-Pascal Tortelier on Chandos CD.
- 17 Thursday Oct, 2019
31. The Schumanns: Alessandro Fisher & Ashok Gupta