Louise Alder studied at the Royal College of Music International Opera School, where she was the inaugural Kiri Te Kanawa Scholar. In the 2019–20 season she returns to the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, as Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni; Bavarian Staatsoper, as Marzelline in Beethoven’s Fidelio; and the Glyndebourne Festival, as Ann Trulove in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress. She also makes debuts with San Francisco Opera, in the title role of Handel’s Partenope, and with English National Opera, as Susanna in a new production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.
In concert, in addition to Handel’s Messiah with the New York Philharmonic and Harry Bicket, she sings Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust with Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and John Eliot Gardiner, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Tokyo Philharmonic and Jonathan Nott, Mozart arias at Salzburg Mozartwoche with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Daniel Harding, and the title role in Handel’s Theodora at the Vienna Konzerthaus with Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen.
In recital, Louise Alder appears at the BBC Proms with Joseph Middleton, London’s Wigmore Hall with both Joseph Middleton and James Baillieu, the Oxford Lieder Festival, and Fundación Privada Victoria de los Ángeles in Barcelona with Sholto Kynoch.