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New singer jumping in!
The British soprano Louise Alder, a former member of Oper Frankfurt's ensemble, and her pianist Gary Matthewman are jumping in a short notice to give a recital on Tuesday November 26 instead of the French tenor Stanislas de Barbeyrac, who is not well.
Louise Alder is one of the leading lyric sopranos of her generation. She won the 2017 International Opera Awards »Young Singer Award« and audience prize at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. During her time in Frankfurt (2014/15 - 2018/19) she enjoyed great success with roles including Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare in Egitto), Atalanta / Romilda (Xerxes), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Despina (Così fan tutte), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Gilda (Rigoletto), Sophie (Werther), the title role in Das schlaue Füchslein / The Cunning Little Vixen (available on CD - OehmsClassics), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) and Monica (The Medium). She recently made her debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich singing Humperdinck's Gretel and theTeatro Real in Madrid with the title role in La Calisto. Other recent engagements have included Pamina at Garsington Opera, Handel's Semele in the Royal Festival Hall in London and Musikverein in Vienna, Handel's Theodora at the BBC Proms, Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) at Welsh National Opera in Cardiff and with Glyndebourne on Tour. During the 2019/20 season she returns to Covent Garden to sing Zerlina and the Bayerische Staatsoper for Marzelline in Fidelio, sings Susanna at English National Opera and Partenope at San Francisco Oper. Her first solo album, of Lieder by Richard Strauss, was released by Orchid Classics in 2017.
Here's their programme.