“Alison Langer’s Oscar radiated charm, not least through faultless coloratura…..she danced with equal assurance and is clearly a talent to watch.”
(Opera Magazine Martin Dreyer)
A 2017/18 Opera Awards bursary recipient Hertfordshire – born soprano Alison Langer made her London main stage debut in 17/18 with Opera Holland Park (Violetta , La Traviata Verdi) This summer she returned and sang the role of Oscar in their 5* production of Un Ballo in Maschera. In February 2019 Alison returned to The Royal National Theatre in (Follies Sondheim), reprising her role as Young Heidi, duetting with Dame Josephine Barstow and Dame Felicity Lott. In the Autumn of this year, Alison will perform a recital in tribute to the Swedish Nightingale Jenny Lind. Alison played the role of Jenny Lind in the ITV series of Victoria in May 2019.
Future engagements include Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at West Green House and Rose Maurrant in Street Scene Kurt Weill at Opera North.
In the 2017/18 season, Alison performed in Norway for Bergen National Opera (Der fliegende Holländer Wagner) and under the baton of Ed Gardner (Verdi Requiem). For West Green House she sang the role of Nellie Forbush (South Pacific Rodgers and Hammerstein) . In the Autumn of 2018, Alison performed up and down the country with Whistlestop Opera (Opera North).
…her vocal interpretation, anchored in the caressing warmth of her middle register, was admirably intergrated.
“the most moving”
….I have to confess that Violetta’s death scene was one of the most moving I have witnessed in a long time.
(11 June 2018)
“A true marvel”
Alison Langer is quite the star soprano. Her voice is round, consistent and beautiful. Her performance of ‘Sempre libera’ was spirited, elegant and seemed effortless. A true marvel to see on stage.
Josephine Barstow and Alison Langer’s duet as old and young Heidi, joins their two operatic soprano voices with crystal clarity