British tenor Alexander Sprague read music at Durham University before going on to study at the Royal Academy of Music and The National Opera Studio, London. Since then he has worked as a principal for the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North and Scottish Opera. Alexander’s international engagements include the Salzburg Festival, Royal Danish Opera, Opera National de Lorraine, Stadttheater Stuttgart, Atlanta Opera and the Wexford Festival Opera.

 

Alexander is also in demand on the concert platform and has performed as a soloist at venues including Sally Pleyel, Paris, Stavanger Concert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Cadogen Hall, London and Birmingham Symphony Hall with the CBSO. 

 

 

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Alexander Sprague’s current and future engagements include GRAF ELEMER Arabella Theater Dortmund, DON BASILIO/DON CURZIO Le nozze di Figaro and EDUARDO Exterminating Angel Royal Danish Opera Copenhagen, DON OTTAVIO Don Giovanni Opera Theatre Company Dublin, SCARAMUCCIO Ariadne auf Naxos Opera de Nancy, JONATHAN DALE Kevin Put’s Silent Night Atlanta Opera and Birtwistle’s The Last Supper BBCSSO.

 

Previous engagements include PASTORE and APOLLO Monteverdi Orfeo ROYAL OPERA HOUSE and Opéra National de Lorraine, YWAIN Birtwistle Gawain Salzburger Festspiele, GONZALVEZ L’heure espagnole Angers Nantes Opera, FLUTE Britten A Midsummer Night's Dream Stadttheater Klagenfurt, Purcell Fairy Queen Oper Stuttgart (with Calixto Bieito and Christian Curnyn), ELECTRICIAN Adès Powder Her Face The Royal Danish OperaOpera Bilbao and ENO, GASTON/VICTORIN Die Tote Stadt Angers Nantes Opera and Opéra national de Lorraine, JÜNGLING Moses und Aron Welsh National Opera and on tour to the Royal Opera House, ALBERT HERRING (title role) Opera North, NOVICE Billy Budd Göteborg Opera, JONATHAN DALE Kevin Put’s Silent Night Wexford Festival, PLIABLE and SUPERSTITION Pilgrim’s Progress English National Opera, LYNGSTRAND The Lady from the Sea Scottish Opera and Edinburgh Festival, AGENORE Il Re Pastore and EURIMEDES Telemann’s Orpheus Classical Opera Company.

 

Alexander has performed extensively on the concert and recital platform, appearances include PASTORE L'Orfeo with Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques at the Salle Pleyel, Paris, Handel Messiah for the London Handel Festival and the tenor arias in Bach's St Matthew Passion with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Wagner Parsifal with CBSO, LEONARD The Yeoman of the Guard Philharmonia Orchestra and John Wilson, La Resurrezione Handel with London Handel Players at the Wigmore Hall, Handel Messiah with the London Festival Orchestra at The Royal Festival Hall, Bach St John Passion Lincoln Cathedral, Mozart Requiem St Martin in the Fields. Alexander has sung recitals at Ludlow English Song WeekendThe Leeds Lieder FestivalLondon Handel Festival and Handel House.

 

Alexander has worked amongst others with conductors Sir Colin Davis, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Charles Mackerras, Ingo Metzmacher, Martyn Brabbins, John Wilson, Laurence Cummings, Adris Nelsons, Christophe Rousset and directors Calixto Bieto, Claus Guth, Richard Jones, John Copley and Alvis Hermanis.

 

During his studies at The National Opera Studio and The Royal Academy of Music, London he was supported by the Nicholas John Trust, the Josephine Baker Trust and was the recipient of the Kohn Bach Foundation Scholarship. He is the winner of the Michael Oliver Prize of the London Händel Singing Competition and a former Britten Pears Foundation Scholarship recipient. 

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