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Alex Otterburn

Baritone

Biography


A 2014 winner of the International Opera Awards bursary & the 2016 Pavarotti Prize, Alex read Economics at The University of Manchester and went on to complete his masters and opera school at the Royal Academy of Music. Since then Alex has made his international debuts at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw singing Curio (Giulio Cesare) with Lawrence Zazzo in the title role, and at the National Concert Hall, Dublin singing Schaunard (La bohème) with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Lyric Opera. Other debuts included the title roles of Don Giovanni in London and Yevgeniy Onegin for Dartington International Festival under Russian specialist Sian Edwards. Last summer Alex sang Malatesta (Don Pasquale) with Opera Holloway touring through south England, and made his debut with the Chamber Orchestra of Geneva in Victoria Hall singing arias by Mozart. 

This August sees Alex perform Eddy in a new production of Turnage’s Greek with Scottish Opera, opening the Edinburgh International Festival. From September he becomes an Emerging Artist at Scottish Opera for the 17/18 season, performing Eddy (Greek), Marquese (La traviata) and Harlequin (Ariadne auf Naxos) which will tour to Opera Holland Park July ’18. Future highlights will include Fauré Requiem with the Saffron-Walden Choral Society and roles with The Grange Festival. Previous credits include work with Grange Park Opera, Opera Ireland, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and lecture recitals with Opera Prelude at the Cadogan Hall, London.