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Alice Privett

Soprano

Biography

British soprano Alice Privett graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with the Concert Recital Diploma, and from the opera course at the Royal Academy of Music where she was a Jennifer Vyvyan and Sickle Foundation Scholar. 

Operatic experience includes Ginevra Ariodante (RAO), Carolina The Secret Marriage (British Youth Opera), Nerone L’Incoronazione di Poppea at the Aldeburgh Festival, Gretel (West Green Opera), Romilda Xerxes and Echo Ariadne auf Naxos (Longborough Festival Opera), Giulietta I Capuletti e i Montecchi and Michäela La Tragédie de Carmen  (Pop up Opera), Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro (Kilden Theatre, Norway), Mimi (Opera Holland Park as a Christine Collins Young Artist), Simplicius (cover) Simplicissius Simplicissimus (Independent Opera) the title roles in Snow and Goldilocks (The Opera Story), Bianca La Rondine (OHP), and Rodelinda (Cambridge Handel Opera Company).

She has sung as an oratorio soloist extensively around the UK, including performances of Handel’s Israel in Egypt with the Huddersfield Choral Society, Messiah at St Martin-in-the-Fields and Kings Place, and Michael Tippett's A Child of Our Time in Bath Abbey and Salisbury Cathedral. Recitals have and continue to encompass a wide range of repertoire, from the Baroque to the Contemporary. Highlights have included a solo performance at King’s Place of Berg and Schoenberg Lieder, a selection of Birtwhistle's Niedecker Songs that were aired on BBC Radio 3 as part of the BBC proms, Pierrot Lunaire at the Oxford Lieder Festival, and Vier Letzte Lieder at the Amersham Festival; she is also a founding member of Schubert & Co., an ensemble of eight singers and pianist Sholto Kynoch. 

She was the winner of the Helen Clarke Award (2013) and the Leonard Ingrams Award (2014) from Garsington Opera, the Leon Fischbach Memorial Prize at the London Handel Competition (2015),  a finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards (2015), and an Opera Awards Foundation Bursary recipient (2018).